The Rotary Sponsored Interact Clubs of Southwest Michigan are asking for community and business support to raise $40,000 by year-end. Your donation will help 120 impoverished Haitian children get an education. The currently uneducated children, grades K-12, live with families that make $3 a day working in the Sugarcane fields of Batey 106, La Romana, Dominican Republic.
The first $20,000 of the drive will cover education, which costs an average $200 a child and includes a teacher, a school uniform, a backpack and school supplies. This is an immediate need, since school starts August 22. An additional $20,000 is being raised to pay for the materials to construct 2 concrete homes that Interact Club Members will help build in the Summer of 2020. There are many ways to donate, including sponsoring one or more children and helping with costs to cover part of or an entire home.
The participating Interact Clubs are sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lakeshore and Rotary Club of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor.