Ramapo Councilman Daniel Friedman is coordinating a major effort to organize school supplies for an upcoming mission to Haiti. The mission will include, among other things, providing Haitian students with school supplies for the upcoming school year. Konbit Neg Lakay and Ramapo Councilman Daniel Friedman are organizing the summer mission.
Local residents, businesses, community groups and others are all invited to participate in this worthy event. Book bags, pencils, pencil sharpeners, pens, erasers, notebooks, scissors, highlighters, and other school supplies are greatly needed for the students.
“With everything that has happened in Haiti over the last few years, we may forget that millions of people are still going about their daily lives, doing the same things that we and our families do to move forward,” said Councilman Friedman. “To that end, there are so many schoolchildren who will be starting school in two months without adequate school supplies. Haiti cannot better itself for the next generation if it cannot educate this generation’s children. To that end, I ask everyone to pitch in and donate as I am so that we can all help build a better tomorrow for the people of Haiti.”
“Rocklanders are getting together to send students to school in Grand-Goave with dignity. When you invest in the education of poor children, you help a nation,” said Konbit Neg Lakay Director Renold Julien. “Join us in sending 5,000 children to school with book bags, pencils, pens, and notebooks.”
Councilman Friedman recently spearheaded a successful medical mission with Konbit Neg Lakay. Medicine and supplies were collected for the March medical mission to Haiti, which treated hundreds of children. Additionally, Councilman Friedman created the Ramapo-Haiti Twinning organization in the Town of Ramapo.
Anyone interested in contributing school supplies can reach Councilman Friedman at (845) 357-5100, or Renold Julian at (845) 425-4623.