Library Books for Haiti
// Jeanne DeTellis Loudon
In Haiti, we are dreaming and working to provide a portable library for each classroom.
We want to ignite the students’ minds with easy access to information and knowledge—helping them grow in their potential for God.
The total fundraising goal to make these library books possible is $60,000. We have the vision to provide 30 sets for grades K-2, 30 sets for grades 3-5, eight sets for grades 6-8, and two sets for our high school.
Rachel DeTellis and I spent an evening in Haiti searching online for a devotional book for every academic level. We are thrilled this year that our shoeboxes will include devotionals, but we want to go a step further with these library books. Rachel brought a sample kit to Haiti, and our teachers and school directors reviewed the content and are thrilled, waiting with anticipation.
We are confident you will share this excitement to bring library books to all of our schools in Haiti. At our high school graduation celebration, after many comments of thanks to the mission for their free education, one student had the honesty to say, “I only wish we had a library at our school.” Let’s make this dream a reality for our students.~Jeanne DeTellis Loudon