My 13-year-old grandson is taking part in a fund drive by his French class to raise money for children in Haiti.  The following was copied from his guest post on his mother‘s blog:

The purpose of this project is to raise money for children in Haiti so they’ll be able to go to school and buy the many things that we have but they do not.  In other words, it’s all about helping those less fortunate.  I feel that this project is important because it’s helping kids who really need it and it can have a positive impact because the children in Haiti will have a chance to go to school, get nutritious food, and have a future.

I care about this project because I think that children in Haiti deserve a better lifestyle than they currently have.  The life of these children right now is dreadful, they are forced to work like animals and are treated like slaves.  Kids are pretty much servants to a family.  They get up before everyone else, do the cooking, the cleaning, they’re often hungry because they don’t get good food, and it’s not unusual for them to be abused.  They don’t have a fraction of the stuff we have and without an education they don’t have a chance to make their lives better.  Please make a donation so that we can help provide these kids with clothing, blankets, school supplies, shoes, and, most important, an education.  Thank you!”

The French teacher has created the From Loveland to Haiti:  French Students Providing Hope blog.  There you’ll find information on the community service project, as well as regular updates.  If you’d like to help with a monetary donation, you can do so with a check made payable to Loveland City Schools with LMS French Class for Haiti in the memo line and mailed to:

Loveland Middle School
Attn:  French Class for Haiti Fundraiser
801 South Lebanon Road
Loveland, Ohio  45140

OR

Simply place a dollar in an envelope and mail to the above address.  Every little bit helps.