Playground Project 2016 / Haiti / Grace International

Playground Project 2016 / Haiti / Grace International

About This Campaign

Thank you for visiting our fundraising page for our 2017 Kids Around the World (KIDS) memorial playground in honor of Ike Sunanday. Your donation will help us continue our mission of giving hope and encouragement to our Haiti ministry partner, Grace International. In September of 2015, over 1,200 children and staff at Grace Village in Carrefour celebrated "play" with Ike's family, friends and volunteers. (Here is a link to Grace Village's website about the playground: http://www.graceintl.org/pages.asp?pageid=119900). In September of 2016, we once again blessed the children of Grace International's ministry with a 2nd playground in Ike's memory.

Would you help us build our 3rd Haiti KIDS playground at a yet to be determined location in or near Carrefour? Our work continues in Haiti because the need is great. Without YOU, this would not be possible. There are no words that truly express our gratitude to all who have donated to our four Ike Sunanday Memorial Playgrounds.

Ike's Playground expenses include playground refurbishing, shipping, container clearing in Haiti, and installation costs. We need to raise a minimum of $15,000 AND need a team of volunteers to go with us. Please help us make a difference in the lives of children in Haiti by becoming a volunteer, a donor, or both! Trip details are available on the Kids Around the World webpage at: www.katw.net/impact. Your online donation, or checks that are mailed to Kids Around the World, 4750 Hydraulic Rd., Rockford, IL 61109 are tax-deductible.

This project is in partnership with Kids Around the World and Grace International.

Thanking God for you,
Bruce & Julie

KIDS AROUND THE WORLD, 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.  Their goal is to reach children around the world with the message of God's love.

600+ Playgrounds Built   ~  20,000,000+ Meals Packed  ~  3,000+ Teachers Trained  ~ Millions of Children Impacted          

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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.

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Massive hopelessness – a repeated thought in my mind as I visited Haiti three times before the first anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.  The earthquake brought awareness of a country with insurmountable needs that were magnified by this disaster. Thousands of organizations flooded this small island to help.  Kids Around the World was one of them. Did we make a difference?  The eyes of children say YES – I see a light in their eyes - I hear a joy in their laughter that didn’t exist in 2011. Bruce and I continue to travel to Haiti to keep the light and joy burning in the hearts of these children. We are blessed to be part of an organization called KIDS AROUND THE WORLD who has placed over 100 playgrounds in Haiti to give hope to these children affected by poverty and natural disasters. Unfortunately many organizations have pulled out of Haiti and the hopelessness is creeping back.  At KIDS, we believe our playground ministry is one answer to the ongoing issues facing the children of Haiti.  This September we are taking a team of volunteers to install at least two playgrounds and we invite you to join us.  We are also seeking funds to help transport, clear, and install our memorial playground.  There are several ways you can help. 

  1. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer member of our 2017 Haiti impACT Team, go to: www.katw.net/impact
  2.  We all need to eat, so we have setup a fundraising campaign with Schwan’s Home Food Delivery. www.schwans.com.  I order from Schwan’s all the time and their food is excellent! 20% of your order will be donated to our playground fund.  When checking out use these codes: Our campaign code is 32180.   Also if you set up a rewards account you will receive points (cash) for future orders.
  3. Help us refurbish this playground for shipment to Haiti at the East Coast KIDS Warehouse in Watsontown, PA
  4. We also have our KIDS fundraising page where you can make donations towards this playground project.  
Please call or email me if you have any questions.  

Julie & Bruce Rearick

julier@kidsaroundtheworld.com
570-412-4804
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