By Jennifer Browning
In addition to hosting the Rebuild Haiti event, Coral Gables Congregational Church combined their efforts with the Lambi Fund of Haiti, and the Church Haiti Mission Task Force to host a toy drive for the children of Haiti’s Central Plateau. While the church annually hosts an Angel Tree/Toy Drive campaign, Megan Corallis, Coral Gables’ Christian Education director, suggested that the children of Haiti be the beneficiaries of this year’s campaign.
Leonie M. Hermantin, Deputy Director of Lambi Fund of Haiti said sending the toys to Haiti was important this year.
“Sending the toys to Haiti, and to the children of Thomonde was extremely important, especially this year in the aftermath of the hurricanes,” Hermantin said. “We all know that communities in Haiti, struggling to recover from these natural disasters, have focused on survival and have little time and resources to devote to their children. Members of the Coral Gables Coral Gables church understood and responded with incredible and heart warming generosity.”
Project Medishare staff members helped distribute the toys to children in the villages of Marmont and Thomonde.
*Photos by Gabrielle Denis.