Sunday, October 14, 2007

Partners In Health partners with

We are excited to have Partners In Health join in marketing their causes on Partners In Health, started by Paul Farmer works diligently to bring needed services to the most remote parts of Haiti and other parts of the world.

The PIH Vision: Whatever it takes
At its root, the PIH mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone. When a person in Peru, or Siberia, or rural Haiti falls ill, PIH uses all of the means at it's disposal to make them well—from pressuring drug manufacturers, to lobbying policy makers, to providing medical care and social services. Whatever it takes. "Just as we would do if a member of our own family—or we ourselves—were ill." For more information about PIH and Paul Farmer read Tracy Kidder's book "Mountains Beyond Mountains".

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ralph receives needed surgery.

We are so happy to report that Ralph's surgery was sponsored in August by a caring and generous person from New York. The surgery was performed by Dr Philippe and Dr. Rony at the center called: "Centre Medical Emmanuel" located in Cayes-Jacmel, Haiti.

Because of the surgery, Ralph is in a better mood and has lifted spirits. He is smiling all the time now. His friends don't tease him anymore. He can now wear a belt with no pain or difficulties. He is so happy! We thank Krista very much for her kind and gentle heart, and for giving Ralph a gift that has changed his life forever. See the Proof of Impact to view before and after photos.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

William Mitchell College of Law continues support for

Since our inception, William Mitchell College of Law has generously supported and our effort to help the poor, the vulnerable and the disadvantaged.

Being a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, it is extremely important for us to not only keep our costs to a minimum, but also to make certain that has trusted advisers that can help us implement the vision of our charity.'s mission is to connect people who have much and need those who have little and need so much.

In 2006, Julie Finch of Law Offices of Julie L. Finch, PLLC and William Mitchell College of Law assisted with application for legal status as a Minnesota non-profit organization and application for 501(c)(3) status from the IRS along with other advisory services needed to launched the website.

At the time of this writing, (Sept, 2007) Julie Finch and William Mitchell College of Law have again, committed their continued support to advise We are so grateful for the generous and continued support and their willingness to support our efforts to help the poor, the vulnerable and the disadvantaged.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 supporters do good work in Cite Sole, Haiti.

Down in Cite Sole, Haiti, there is a small school with 300 students that receives support through It is only with your help and the help of other donors that we are able to present to you a Thank You letter from Terra Promise.
Please click on the image to the right for a full view.

We are so blessed to be able to help.
Alyn and I visited Terra Promise School in Cite Sole, one of the worst slums in the western hemisphere in July. Terra Promise was closed down and moved outside of Cite Sole 3 years ago when the violence in Cite Sole between the gangs and the UN became too dangerous for the children and teachers. Random gunfire could be heard during school and sometimes hit the building. In March of this year, the school was moved back into Cite Sole and reopened after violence subsided. Even though it is summer and the school is not in session until September, there were 4 teachers there working with 20 students on summer school lessons.

One of the teachers was Fantas Fara, a 23 year old teacher that teaches preschool. The subjects she teaches are Creole, reading, writing, science and mathematics. Her favorite subject to teach is reading. She has been a teacher for 3 years and plans to return to college next year to finish her teaching degree. When we visited in July, she had not been paid for two months.

Even though the teachers weren't being paid, they still showed up and taught because there are no other jobs available in Haiti. Their only hope is for people like you to care enough to continue your support. thanks you for supporting the poor of Haiti.

Monday, August 13, 2007 commits all profits to

Alyn Shannon and gs2studios, designers of Artisan-designed and handcrafted faith-inspired jewelry commits all profits made through the sale of jewelry on her website to

gs2studios makes jewelry made of fine silver, sterling silver, fused glass, found objects, lampworked beads, freshwater pearls and semiprecious stones. Shannon says "This jewelry collection was created with a purpose — to serve as a reminder to be obedient to God’s word and to seek His presence in all you do. When you wear faith-inspired jewelry, it’s not only a wonderful adornment, but it brings to mind the comittment to expand your heart and live a life of faith, love, grace and truth."

All profits benefit in supporting passionate, grassroots charities that help the poor and most vulnerable around the world so please visit Launches New Website

After a "soft launch" of our website in April, has just launched a new updated site. You gave us great feedback and we went to work improving the site. We appreciate and value your input and feedback, please keep it coming. Take a look!

New links that bring you more information.
  • Under the "Our Story" button we share with the visitor where we've been (Alyn & Jeff) and how came about.
  • Under the "About" button we try to answer the questions you felt were missing when you visited the site.
  • Under the "Be a Partner" button, we added more information for our potential partners.
  • Under the "Proof of Impact" button, we go into more detail about what a "Proof of Impact" statement is and even show some examples.
  • We've had request for more items under $50 so we added a "Shop for $50 or Less" button. Look for more items that will be added to this category in the near future.
  • We've added hyperlinks to the banners that take you directly to the cause making it easier to shop for a cause that moves your heart.
  • And finally, we completely reconfigured the "Gift Certificate" module making it easier to buy and send gift certificates.
Alyn and I want to thank all of you for supporting and our efforts to help the poor, the vulnerable and the disadvantaged. Please let your friends and family know about the opportunities listed on and help make a difference click at a time! Oh, and don't forget to click on the image above and visit our new site.

Jeff and Alyn buys new water truck to serve the poor of Cite Sole, Haiti has purchased a second water truck for delivering water to the poor of Haiti. This truck will deliver six loads of 2500 gallons of water each day to the disadvantaged and vulnerable children, women and men of Cite Sole, one of the worlds most impoverished slums.

This second truck was made possible by donations from ECOsmarte, Planet Friendly, Inc., manufacturer of zero-salt, zero-chemical water technology. You can visit them and learn more about their chemical free technology by visiting continues to support the first water truck in Cite Sole that delivers six loads of 3500 gallons every day for free. Two of the loads go to orphanages, hospitals and schools. The other 4 loads goes directly to the people – bucket by bucket.

Here us a short video of the water truck in Cite Sole in July.

Cite Sole has some of the worst water conditions in the world. If you drill a well, you get salt water from the ocean. Clean water has to be brought in by truck. Water is big business in Haiti with companies charging the poor for the water they deliver. does not charge for water. We deliver it for free to those in need. Imagine, no clean water. Nothing to drink. Nothing to wash with. Nothing to cook with. will be filling the empty water truck with food and other items that will be delivered to schools in Haiti between now and October and will drive the truck from Minneapolis to Miami mid October before loading on a ship that will take it to St. Marc's on the western coast of Haiti. We hope to have the water truck up and running by November.

If you would like to sponsor the water truck, you can do it one of two ways. You can sponsor the maintenance of the truck such as tires, springs, etc., or the weekly operation cost such as fuel or drivers.