REBUILD Globally

Mission: to support sustainable development in underserved communities through eco-friendly education and employment initiatives. Our chief objective is to educate, train, equip and employ local community members to recycle trash, tires and other waste materials to assist in the long term sufficiency of our partner communities.
Dec 9, 2011

RG Employment directly affects Orphans of Poverty

By supporting REBUILD Globally, you have truly become part of our family. It is with friends, family and people like you that help make a difference in people’s lives every day.

Le Main Tendre orphanage currently has 36 children from the age of under 1 year to 16 years old, with a majority of them being under the age of 4.  There are several pairs of siblings within the group even 2 sets of twins!  Even though these children are living in an orphanage, the majority of them have living parents. However, their parents feel that they are not in a position (mostly financially) to look after them. We have found that on average nearly 70% of children in Haiti are orphans of poverty and not parentless orphans.  And sadly, without employment, parents have no means to even feed their children so they make the agonizing decision to put them in homes.  Le Main Tendre encourages contact between the children and their birth-families, and often parents will visit as much as possible and on special occasions such as birthdays etc.

Le Main Trendre has been an orphanage since long before the earthquake in January 2010.  A number of NGO's have worked in partnership to improve the infrastructure at the orphanage: a medium-term structure has been erected where the temple first stood and the living quarters have been improved dramatically. REBUILD Globally has been able to help this by providing a pair of sandals specifically made to fit for each child in the orphanage. This contributes towards reducing the risk of the children being infected by intestinal worms, which can cause major health problems.  

Additionally, we have been able to host the children at the Caribbean Lodge for a swim day party.  The children and the orphanage are now a part of our growing family.  Thank you for helping us help the children of Haiti.

In solitude,

Julie

Dec 5, 2011

REBUILD: Making a Difference Locally

BETA Baby Playing with REBUILDERS
BETA Baby Playing with REBUILDERS

Dear Supporters,

I am pleased to announce the recent donation of more than 300 pairs of REBUILDER sandals to Central Floridians in need via the organizations first Flop Drop initiative.Through the generous support of the Central Florida community, REBUILD Globally has been able to employ seven full-time Haitian men and women to manufacture the organizations handcrafted REBUILDER sandals. The Flop Drop event looks to give back to the community by providing local nonprofits with REBUILDER sandals which will be distributed to citizens in need.  

REBUILD Globally would not be in operation today without the unwavering support of the Central Florida community. This support translates to employment for Haitian men and women.  The result of which has been truly life-changing. With previous experience working in a local Orlando Non-Profit, it has been very evident the strong desire to keep resources locally, rather than simply sending resources and funding abroad. I, feel torn to do both. I believe this is something that makes RG unique, making a difference on both spheres.

The Haitian men and women employed by RG, having been given so much by Central Florida, wanted to do something to show their gratitude and appreciation.  They wanted to give back to the men, women and children most in need here, in Central Florida. With existing relationships with selected several Central Florida nonprofit agencies, RG was able begin contacting agencies to receive free REBUILDERS sandals for their clients. 

The first of these “flop drops” was conducted at the BETA Center in November. BETA Center is a school and home to teenage mothers in Central Florida. BETA Center aims to

  • Provide a safe and accessible place to help stabilize families in crisis.
  • Meet the critical needs of pregnant and parenting teens with comprehensive services and a holistic approach.
  • Provide developmentally stimulating child care for at-risk infants/toddlers
  • Strengthen families by educating and supporting youth and parents.
  • Overcome the resistance of high-risk clients to open the door to change.

Additional flop drops are planned at several local agencies in December and January.

Together we are able to make lasting impacts in the lives of Haitian earthquake survivors and children in need all over the world.

 In solidarity,

Julie

BETA Mom showing off her REBUILDERS
BETA Mom showing off her REBUILDERS
REBUILDER Donation
REBUILDER Donation

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Sep 18, 2011

Recycled Tire Sandals for the children of Kay Angel Orphanage!

Kay Angel Orphanage
Kay Angel Orphanage

In the past 3 months, your support and love has provided 77 orphan and street children with recycled tire sandals!  It is hard to explain the look on a child’s face when they receive a sandal that they know was made in Haiti from tires collected off their streets.  The kids are literally in awe at the thought of recycling and using something old to make something new and beautiful.  It has been a privilege to watch this reaction. 

In this GlobalGiving report, we would like to highlight an organization who has gone above and beyond just providing sandals to kids in need.  The {Heart} Change Project is an organization that is interested in changing hearts, living a life of purpose and understanding that one small act of kindness can change someone’s entire life and future.  They held a fundraiser on behalf of the children of Kay Angel Orphanage in Jacmel, a home that cares for young children with HIV/AIDS and other disabilities. ‚Ä®With the money raised, the The {Heart} Change Project was able to support economic development and sustainable change in Haiti by purchasing new sandals from Rebuild Globally for the children.  This allowed both projects, Kay Angel and Rebuild Globally to do what they do best in Haiti and work towards a health and sustainable Haiti. 

Thank you to The Heart Change Project, Kay Angel Orphanage and all the individuals who have supported this project and REBUILD Globally.  Together we are able to make lasting impacts in the lives of Haitian earthquake survivors and children in need.

 In solidarity,

Julie

Sandal fitting
Sandal fitting
The happy girls
The happy girls
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