Monday, January 18, 2010

Please Join hands in Haiti Relief Efforts

Dear friends,

I am reposting the blog post of our Advisor and Sponsor, Michelle Lacourcire from Sirona Cares Foundation blog. Some of you have emailed us asking information about donations of goods to Haiti. This has all the details. We at Project Jatropha are doing everything we can for the cause, and we request you to do the same. The Haiti kids could use all the help that they can get.

The Project Jatropha Team.

January 17, 2010
With Love, From San Francisco... Haiti Relief

DSCN4299 Everyone is moving so quickly, and I although I have been asking for donations for a year for our work in Haiti I could never have imagined the compassion of people here, and the desire of people to give. Sirona is opening the door. If you have more time than money, collect donations and bring them to 190 King Street in San Francisco. The owner of the property has donated the space for sorting, and we will be there receiving. We sort, fold, and box everything in plastic bins which will be used in Haiti for years. If you haven't been there, you don't know the many lifes of a plastic bin, but the goods a family collects will be kept dry, they will use it first as a suitcase to hold their entire life's belongings, then someday it will be a bathtub. Perhaps even a gas station. Haitians need these bins, as they need everything else.

If you are near San Francisco or itching for a reason to come: 190 King Street is our drop spot. Go to 188 King Street if we aren't there and Philip, the security guard, will let you in. Unload (park on the sidewalk) and then move your vehicle (south of the Giant's stadium is best) and then come back to sort. I'm serious, if you are sitting somewhere wishing you could do something like go to Haiti, come here. You will be busy, and feel the blessing of delivering good to Haiti.

We are unsure when the drops will begin, but we are certain of our Haitian partners who are ready to get aide to those in need. Below (breaking the rule for 300 word on a blog, sorry) is our list of items. Here is our position: If you have more time than money, give Haiti your time. If you have more time than money, either donate to us or Partners in Health, Dr.s without Borders or the Red Cross. This is not the time to compete, it's time to pull together. Here's the list (tax deductible donations are on site, or can be e-mailed to anyone requesting them). Mesi in advance, Kreyol for "THANK YOU" Photos are from Day 1 in San Francisco's drop spot.

Items we accept:

* Clothing, including new or used underwear, for all ages. It would be incredibly helpful if these donations could be separated (babies, small children, large children, women & men’s clothes).
* Shoes, all sizes
* Medical Supplies: Gauze, Tape, Neosporin, Tylenol/Advil (Generics OK)
* Kotex and Cloth Diapers
* Towels and Sheets
* Plastic Storage Boxes (Large) for packing, shipping and giving Haitians something to store their personal effects in. If you can bring nothing else, bring these!

Posted by Michelle Lacourciere at 7:17 AM |


  1. Adarsha,
    I am going to swing by on Sat afternoon to drop off the stuff that my kids have collected. Is there a timing that we need to be there? Who will let us in?

  2. Dear Kristina,

    Please see our recent blog post for all the answers to your questions.