Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Attend Bright Hope’s Fun Fair to Make a Difference in Haiti

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — You are invited to attend Bright Hope's JELLY Fun Fair and help make a difference in the lives of those living on less than a $1 a day in Beganabe, Haiti.

This family-friendly event will be held at the Prairie Stone Sports and Wellness Center in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, February 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free for adults and $10 per child for up to three children; each additional child is free. Families will be charged no more than $30. Tickets provide unlimited access to all activities including games, a climbing wall and crafts. Games and activities will include: carnival-style games like table bowling, giant plinko and mini golf; a pond with the opportunity to take home a fish; a balloon artist; face painting and tattoos; crafts such as making friendship bracelets for you and a friend or for a child in Haiti; a water walk relay; a market walk using baskets on the head; a photo booth; and a marketplace to browse handcrafted items.

Proceeds from the event will support our JELLY program in continuing holistic transformation in Beganabe’s church-school and its two teachers. 150 children from kindergarten to fifth grade will begin attending the completed school and receive a nutritious meal every day. Additionally, local produce grown by Haitian families enrolled in Bright Hope’s microloan program will be added to their meals. Local Chicagoland families supporting the JELLY program in Beganabe recently transformed two shipping containers into a workable church-school to bring Hope through education, microloans, and job training for this village stuck in extreme poverty. This church-school is the first in the 3,000 person community. JELLY will provide two years of support after which the program should be self-sustainable thanks to local businesses born from the microloan program.

Learn more about Bright Hope’s JELLY program.