A T-shirt For Haiti
Over the past week, in just about 100 hours the UE community donated 351 t-shirts to be sent to Haiti over spring break! This was an incredible event and I was amazed throughout by the support of so many people across campus!
Over spring break, from March 8th to 15th I'll be traveling down to Haiti, just outside Port-au-Prince with a team to help at several orphanages and spend time with the wonderful kids there! We'll be bringing the t-shirts down for these kids and anyone in need of clothing. It will be my first time out of the country so it has definitely been a whole new experience from applying for and receiving my passport, to learning about the culture in Haiti, and I just took my first dose of malaria medication in preparation for our travel.
A T-shirt For Haiti came from a few of us athletic training students talking before class one day about how many t-shirts we have and never wear. From there came a whirlwind of preparation, organization, gaining permission, and running the event; going from an idea to 351 t-shirts in my living room in just 26 days.
This event was sponsored by AT (Athletic Training) Club and it was an awesome experience to come together with fellow AT students with the support of our club and AT professors. It was encouraging to have so much support and realize if you're willing to act on an opportunity, there are plenty of people willing to work alongside you!
This is a link to an album of pictures from A T-shirt For Haiti:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.757507977595602.1073741829.100000092206398&type=1&l=d010f930a3