Playground Project 2016 / Haiti / Todd & Tracy Knopp
About This Campaign
We ask for your prayers and financial support to help us reach our goal of $15,000 for a playground at a school in Croix Hilaire, Haiti. Fundraising has begun and you can help. You can monitor our progress and help us reach our goal by donating online or by check. Online donations can be made here by clicking the "DONATE" button. If you prefer to make a donation by check, please make the check payable to KIDS AROUND THE WORLD, and make a note in the memo section "apply to Knopp Haiti Playground". Send your check to 4750 Hydraulic Road Rockford, IL 61109. Your donations are tax deductible. We THANK YOU for your support and look forward to sharing our experience of installing the playground when we return in the fall.
Todd & Tracy Knopp
raised of $9,000 goal
Campaign to Support Kids Around the World
Kids Around the World, Inc. (KIDS) is a faith-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and families who have been affected by war, poverty, illness, and natural disasters.
Tracy and I took a trip to Haiti in September 2015 with the organization KIDS AROUND THE WORLD. God had a dual purpose for this trip. One was to help install a playground for the children at Grace Village in Carrefour, Haiti. The experience of seeing children play on a playground for their first time was amazing. Our team had to show the children how to play. They had to show them how to swing and go down a slide. The smile on their faces will stay with us forever.
The other purpose was to meet a child that we sponsor through Compassion International. We had the opportunity to meet our child and spend the day with him. We spent some time visiting with him and his family in their home. Their home consisted of one room, approximately 10' x 12', with one bed, one dresser, and a fan. There was no kitchen or bathroom facilities. Four of them occupied this home which means two of them sleep on the floor. Another stop was a visit to his school. While visiting his school we did not see a playground. You guessed it, Tracy looked at me and said, "we need to build a playground here".
So we are now on a mission to build a playground at this school in Croix Hilaire, Haiti. We have been in contact with our child's school and Kids Around the World. We received the green light to go for it and have chosen a playground we want to install. Now comes the fun part of raising the money to make it all happen. The money will purchase the playground and ship it to Haiti. We will then take a group to Haiti to install the playground from September 17 - September 24.
Brenda Frontz gave a $25 donation
Pamela Hambrick gave a $25 donation
Lisa Riley gave a $250 donation
Van and Kim Michael gave a $1000 donation
Clara Bennett gave a $200 donation
Todd Knopp gave a $450 donation