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Haiti Week starts Tuesday

Proceeds to benefit orphanage and Doctors Without Borders
Jan 25, 2010
By George Mauzy

With most of the world focused on helping the people of Haiti recover from a devastating earthquake, Ohio University students are doing their part to contribute to the relief efforts.

Haiti Week, which runs Jan. 26-29, is a series of events coordinated by Ohio University students to raise money for the H.O.P.E. Center for Orphaned Girls in Haiti and Doctors Without Borders.

Armed with the theme ?There?s Hope for Haiti,? the week will feature a candlelight vigil, a talent show, a clothes sale and a pancake breakfast. There also will be a ?Hope for Haiti? T-shirt and wristband for sale.

?We chose to raise money for the H.O.P.E. orphanage and Doctors Without Borders because of the good work that they are doing in Haiti,? said Ashley McFarland, a senior journalism major from Aurora, Ohio, who is president of the student organization Anointed Ministries. ?Haiti Week will give everyone a chance to help the earthquake victims in Haiti.?

The scheduled events are:

Tuesday, Jan. 26 ? A candlelight vigil will be held for the earthquake victims in Haiti at 6 p.m. on the College Green in front of Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Candles will be provided for attendees.

Wednesday, Jan. 27 ? A student variety show will be held in the Baker University Center Theatre at 7 p.m. The show will feature singing, dancing and Greek stepping among its performances. Admission is $5 or $2 for people who have purchased a ?Hope for Haiti? wristband on the third floor of the Baker University Center.

Thursday, Jan. 28 ? The ?Confessions of a Shopaholic? Trunk Sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Baker University Center, Room 514. The sale will feature new and used donated clothes.

Friday, Jan. 29 ? The ?Stay up Late-y for Haiti? pancake breakfast will be held in the Nelson Hall South Pole from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The breakfast costs $2, but donations will be accepted.

For more information, visit the ?There?s Hope for Haiti? table on the third floor of Baker University Center throughout the week.

Haiti Week is sponsored by Anointed Ministries, Ohio University Recruiting Society, Student Senate, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., and the Student Activities Commission (SAC).


Published: Jan 25, 2010 10:00 AM

Haitian boys, photo by David Swanson, Philadelphia Inquirer

This image by OHIO alumnus and Philadelphia Inquirer photographer David Swanson shows two young lives that have been affected by the earthquake that struck Port au Prince, Haiti.

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