It Takes a Village To Keep Our School Going & We Are So Thankful To Everyone Who Contributes

As we post this, we are feverishly leading up to two major events for our school — a trip to Haiti and our major fundraising event of the year, our Red Carpet Gala.

One thing is clear: we simply couldn’t do this without the amazing support of the community, both local and abroad.

For our upcoming trip to Haiti, we’ve been pounding the pavement trying to drum up donations of much-needed supplies to bring with us to the school.

If you follow us on Facebook, you probably saw the video we shared, showing the pile of items like toothbrushes and coloring books that have been so graciously donated. To children who have nothing, these seemingly basic items — things that we enjoy here at home every day — are gifts that are genuinely appreciated and impactful enough to have a significant difference in their lives.

We can’t thank all of you enough for donating to our cause and helping us to land in Haiti with gifts that will bring joy, health, and happiness to our 138 students.

Then, there’s the event that we’ve been working toward for quite some time now, the Red Carpet Gala happening TONIGHT. In addition to ticket sales and event sponsors, we’ve had an unexpected amount of local businesses agree to contribute toward the silent auction.

As of April 11, we’ve had silent auction donations from:

  • Piece of Cake
  • North Side Liquor
  • Reenie Brown – Profile
  • Holiday World
  • Pistons Bar and Grill
  • Franklin Street Pizza
  • Bar Louie
  • Sky Zone
  • Bob Evans
  • Michele Hancock
  • Katherine Boyd
  • Pizza Pub on Main
  • Bella Vi
  • Massage from Charity Johnson
  • Cynthia Watson
  • Ashley Gregg
  • Great American Cookie
  • Sauced
  • Jennifer Buroker Mary Kay Consultant
  • Brucken Jewelers
  • Brenda Jeffers
  • Emma Farmer – Emma Marlee Making Art

Without this support from our incredible community, there is no way we could keep this school open and continue to provide free education to some of the world’s most impoverished children. We are endlessly grateful to each and every one of you and hope you know how truly impactful your contributions are.

When we help educate children, we empower them to break the cycle of poverty. Education is the fuel that fires REAL change, causing a ripple effect that will last generations. In countries where the government does not support formal education, and most residents live in extreme poverty, it takes outside help and support if things are ever going to get better.

Children that are born into systemic poverty don’t have a chance at building better lives for themselves and their families unless people like you and I do something to help.

Currently, we are schooling 138 children at L’ecole Dinaus Mixed in La Plaine, Haiti. We are giving these children the tools and support they need to grow into adults who will be able to provide for their own families and contribute to their community in a positive way.

It takes a village to keep our school going and we are SO thankful to each and every one of you for all you’re doing to make this possible.


Here at L’ecole Dinas Mixed, our mission is to provide free education to Haitian children who are eager to learn and gain the skills required to lead healthy, productive lives. Our program shines a light on the poorest country in the Western hemisphere and empowers disadvantaged children to break the cycle of poverty.

Even the small donations have a massive impact.