My fifteen years of Sacred Heart education played a vital role in my understanding of social justice. As a senior in high school, I was lucky enough to begin Hearts for Haiti. We started this project to raise funds for the building and maintenance of the Notre Dame de Lacolline School in Haiti. The Notre Dame de Lacolline School officially opened in January of 2014! Hundreds of students began taking classes at the facility for their first time in their young lives. They now have the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment guided by the principles of the Society of the Sacred Heart. This never could have been possible without the cooperation of the Society of the Sacred Heart and the efforts to fulfill our vision through its participation in our annual fundraiser.
In past years, we have raised over $20,000 through network-wide bake sales and t-shirt sales. Clearly, the event has been a success, but the operation costs still pose as a necessary responsibility. The annual operating costs include teacher salaries, a hot meal, books, supplies and uniforms for the children, rather than building costs. The total annual operating costs for The Notre Dame de Lacolline School is $30,000.
We are asking members of our Sacred Heart community to engage with this project through various means. One way is through a t-shirt sale. This process is entirely handled through the team at Carrollton. If you are interested in purchasing a shirt, you may do so here. The deadline to purchase a shirt is .
If you are unable to attend an event or purchase a shirt, we are also accepting donations through this link.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions about the project. Thank you for helping to support Notre Dame de Lacolline throughout the Sacred Heart community!
Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
Class of 2012