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Run, Walk or Ride for Haiti

Posted Posted by Color of Hope in #IstandwithHaiti, Events, fundraiser, News, Save Haiti Bike Ride, Uncategorized     Comments No comments
Jan
3

The Save Haiti Bike Ride event is getting bigger and better. This year, the event will start with a run – 12 Laps for Haiti. The run starts at 7AM on Saturday January 14th, at Jaco Pastorious Park in Oakland Park. The run is symbolic in remembrance of the January 12, 2010 earthquake.

Run and walk for Haiti

Each runner can choose what he/she is running for. Here are some of the things you can run for:

Better Public Schools, Political Stability, Better Infrastructure, Civic Engagement, Revival of Agriculture, Restavek, Sanitation, Haiti’s Sovereignty, Women’s Rights, STEM Education, Literacy, Gender Equality, Workers’ Rights, Better Healthcare, Girls Empowerment, Clean Water, Mentorship, Electricity, Access to Information and more.

Health and Fitness Instructor/Race Director, Widlin Dieu-juste will warm up participants with a zumba session with music by DJ Francois. The top three runners (people who finish the race) will receive prizes.

You can also do a “12/10 for Haiti” – That is; run 12 laps and bike 10 miles. There are also the “12/20 for Haiti” and “12/30 for Haiti’ to test your fitness level. Will you run, bike or do both? You tell us.

The run is a collaboration with J.U.S.T.E INC AKA Juste Do It 5k Run/Walk

After the run, our bikers will take the road to raise awareness throughout the streets, with stops in Boca at Mizner, in Delray at Veteran Park, then we will join the public at Bryant Park in Lake Worth for the Finish Line Celebration with live performances by Zeal Dubreus, Darly Dieujuste and others. DJ Tony will keep the crowd on its feet.

If you can run, run for Haiti, if you can bike, bike for Haiti, if you just want to have fun, join us at the finish line celebration and stand with Haiti.

Join us as we promote a more active and healthy lifestyle. This run is free and open to all ages. Feel free to invite your family, friends and bring the kids. We provide different pace options to accommodate for all -participants. You will not be left behind.

To sign up for the run/walk click HERE 

To sign up for the ride or both (run & ride) click HERE

 

Full Event Schedule – Participants can join us at any one of the stops.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
7:15 AM – Zumba/12 Laps for Haiti – Jaco Pastorious Park
9:00 AM – Bikers depart from Jaco Pastorious Park
10:15 PM – Rest Stop #2 Mizner – Boca
11:30 PM – Depart from Mizner
12:30 PM – Rest Stop #3 Veterans Park – Delray
1:45 PM – Depart from Veterans Park
2:45 PM – Arrive at Lake Worth Bryant Park – Finish Line Celebration

7th Annual Save Haiti Bike Ride 1.14.17

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Nov
18

Register for the Save Haiti Bike Ride now

Next January marks the 7th Annual Save Haiti Bike Ride and we would love for you to join us. Mark your calendar for January 14, 2017 for a fun, challenging and uplifting event.

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Besides getting in great shape and having fun, the 2017 Save Haiti Bike Ride will serve as the official kick-off for the “I Stand With Haiti” campaign, an initiative to restore and sustain the lives of those affected by hurricane Matthew, the flooding in Cap-Haitien and to continue to invest in those who are still struggling to recover from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

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The event begins in Broward and ends in Palm Beach County at the beautiful Bryant Park on the Intracoastal Waterway in Lake Worth. The event will conclude with live music, vendors, fun activities for children and adults alike and a special tribute to Martin Luther King. If you are more of a casual rider, no worries, you do not have to do the entire ride. You can choose to ride your city, county or just a few miles. So, get ready… get set… start training!

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Wait!!! One more thing. There are ways you can ensure that the 7th Annual Save Haiti Bike Ride is a success and that more children and families are empowered with education in Haiti

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Below are a few ways you can help even if you are not a rider:

– Make a donation to help us meet our fundraising goal

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– Stand with Haiti and start a fundraising page to help. Take the #IstandwithHaiti pledge
– Refer a sponsor
– Volunteer for the event (Click Here)Please give us a call if you have any questions or if there are other ways you can help 561-877-1264. Click here to email us

6th Annual Save Haiti Bike Ride

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Nov
20

It’s almost time!  Join us for the 6th Annual Save Haiti Bike Ride on January 16, 2016. You will without a doubt have a great time, it’s an amazing and worthy event. Your participation helps support education and provides 21st century skills to youth in Haiti. The ride also raises awareness about the dire situation in Haiti and remembers the victims of the January 12, 2010 earthquake.  

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The 2016 Save Haiti Bike Ride will kick off at Young Circle. the event is expected to gather over 500 supporters with rest stops throughout the tri-county area. Our final stop, at the beautiful Bryant Park on the Intracoastal Waterway in Lake Worth, will include live music, vendors, fun activities for children and adults alike and a special tribute to Martin Luther King.

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Getting  you ready for the ride:
We have scheduled a few practice rides to get you in shape for Saturday, January 16, 2016

November 28, 2015 @ 8AM – In Broward at Brian Piccolo Park
December 5, 2015 @ 8AM – City of  Lake Worth
December 12, 2015 @ 8AM – Moca Plaza in North Miami

More practice ride may be added, please call us for details 561-877-1264

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There are ways you can ensure that the 6th Annual Save Haiti Bike Ride is a success and that more children and families are empowered with education in Haiti. Below are a few ways you can help even if you are not a rider:

– Make a donation to help us meet our goal

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– Start a fundraising page to help us – Click below to get started

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– Sponsor a biker
– Refer a sponsor
– Volunteer for the event

Please let us know if there are any other ways you could help. Click here to email us

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Register for the Save Haiti Bike Ride nowTo register online CLICK HERE or mail your registration form and payment to Color of Hope – P. O. Box 5621 Lake Worth, FL 33466. Early registration: $40 per person – After 12/12/2015: $50 per person. Discount available for team of 5 or more. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, food and drinks throughout the ride. Fee is waived for sponsored bikers.

Sponsored Bikers: This year, we are offering every biker an opportunity to make a greater impact  in Haiti. Bikers who would like to make the pledge and get sponsored should email info@colorofhope.org or call 561-817-1264 for more information.

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Preparation:
All bikers are required to bring their own bike and bring a bike helmet to wear throughout the ride. Upon signing into the ride at initial registration at Young Circle or one of the rest stops, each biker will be provided with a T-shirt to wear throughout the ride. Please dress appropriately for the weather and the sporting activity. Please examine the schedule and route to be on time and decide the best starting point for you. Bikers can drop in and out of the ride between the two stops of their choosing. Only sponsored bikers are guaranteed a car ride back to their point of entry in the ride. All other bikers have to make personal arrangements to get back to their starting point as this is a one way ride that does not loop back.

Notes:
Bikers will be provided with drinks throughout the ride to stay hydrated and with power snacks at each rest-stop. Support vehicles and volunteers will be accessible all the way through. If at any point a biker gets tired they will have access to sit it out in a support vehicle until the next rest stop. This ride is not a race we anticipate maintaining a mild pace between 10 and 12 mi per hour. Please warm up and prepare your body for an endurance ride in the days preceding the ride. Children under 15 years of age must have parental supervision throughout the ride.  Closing ceremony is scheduled at the last stop to thank and honor all the bikers and supporters.

Contact: For further questions and clarification please email us or call 561-877-1264

Back to School Drive in Haiti

Posted Posted by Color of Hope in Education, Events, News, Program, Trip, Uncategorized     Comments No comments
Oct
18

Back-to-school-drive

Throughout the year Color of Hope supports schools, students, teachers and parents with different initiatives, however the back to school drive is one that has proven to be crucial for a successful academic year. 

Many parents struggled to come up with tuition fees and uniforms which means there is no money for school supplies. While some schools will not allow children to attend without adequate school supplies, many children will attend school without the basics (backpack, notebooks, pens, pencils etc…) One of the students we helped was threatened to be sent back home because he did not have socks. 

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This year with the support of Waste Management, One Love-One Community and LESS Institute, we were able to help more children to start the school year properly equipped.

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Knowing the importance of education in building a better Haiti, we couldn’t be more grateful to all those who make what we do possible. Special thanks to: Mayor Triolo of the City of Lake Worth, Ellen Smith, Barbara Haider, Former State Rep. Mack Bernard, Lisa Turdo, Commissioner McVoy, Renel Coutelien, Alex Augustin and Mary Greydanus.
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The back to School Drive was filled with activities, including a movie viewing. “Providing those materials to students in Haiti is priceless” said Hope Ambassador Marli Lalanne. Click HERE to view more pictures from the event on our facebook page.

 

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Sep
10

Order your Save Haiti Bike Ride Gear today. This is a limited time offer. Order now!

 

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Hope Team USA is back from Haiti

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Aug
15
Hope Team USA is back from Haiti. We did everything we set out to do AND had a little time to go to the beach.
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During our trip, we hosted the seminar for teachers and schools at our Technology Center PLUS another week long seminar for teachers in La Gonave as well.
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We did activities for youth including movie night. We also got the ball rolling on our biggest initiative yet “Ayiti Li” (an initiative to promote reading in Haiti’s schools, groups, organizations and in homes.) We did many other wonderful things with groups and communities we partner with –
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We took just a little time to relax at the beach but it was back to work the next day to empower our people
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Movie Night – With no movie theater in Haiti and very limited power we made a way.
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We took the time to invest in teachers so they can help prepare the next generation of leaders that Haiti needs
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The kids just love the Ipad in La Gonave.
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Bike Ride to commemorate Haiti Earthquake

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Jan
7

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Marli Lalanne
Phone: 786 315-0625
Info@colorofhope.org

5th Annual Save Haiti Bike Ride
Investing In People for a Better Haiti.

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (Jan 7th 2014) – Color of Hope (www.colorofhope.org), a U.S based not-for-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life of the Haitian people, invites the community to participate in the organization’s fifth annual Save Haiti Bike Ride. The event will begin at Moca Plaza in North Miami on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7:45 a.m; registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. Participants and teams can register by visiting http://colorofhope.org/site/2014/12/5th-annual-save-haiti-bike-ride/

The Save Haiti Bike Ride is a community ride to commemorate the strength of our community, raise awareness and to galvanize support for the people of Haiti following the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010.

Joining us for the ride will be; former State Representative Mack Bernard, Commissioner McVoy of Lake Worth, Commissioner Al Jacquet of Delray Beach, North Miami’s Mayor Smith Joseph, State Representative Kerner,  Mayor Triolo of Lake Worth (who will present the Haitian Earthquake Memorial Proclamation during the closing ceremony), Major Joseph Bernadel and many other community organizations and leaders including Haitian-American Connections INC and long time activist and educator Mr. Salusa Basquin.

The ride will follow a Sixty-five mile path through US 1 and West Dixie. At each stop, participants will celebrate with games, prizes and refreshments. Proceeds fund Color of Hope programs at the organization’s center in Haiti, which include providing digital literacy programs, teacher training, school supplies, access to technology and internet, mentoring, scholarships and special activities to enhance quality of life for the people.

“Last year, more than 200 people of all ages joined us for this wonderful ride. “This is more than just riding a bike, we are making a difference” said Hope Ambassador Portia Pierre, who traveled to Haiti last month to visit the center. “Please register to ride with us, or if you can’t make it, consider donating to help us provide access to education programs and 21st century skills to youth in Haiti” said Marli Lalanne Assistant Executive Director of Color of Hope.

Color of Hope (C.O.H) is a 501(c)(3) US based organization that works to improve the quality of life of Haitians in the U.S and Haiti. We provide access to education, platforms for constructive dialogue, resources and a technological environment for youth in Haiti to develop 21st century skills. For more information about our efforts in Haiti please visit our website www.colorofhope.org

Supporters:
WPBR 96.1 FM, City of Lake Worth, Apostles’ Ministry, Toussaint L’ouverture High School, Lake Worth Sheriff’s Office, Delray Beach Waste Management, RC Caribbean Restaurant, Bernard and Auguste., P.A., Memorial High School of Millville, NJ.

Escort for bikers provided by:
North Miami Police, Broward County Sheriff Office, Palm Beach Sheriff Office.

 

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5th Annual Save Haiti Bike Ride

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Dec
24

We hope you will get your bike and join us for the 5th Annual Save Haiti Bike Ride on January 10, 2015. It’s an enjoyable and worthy event. The Save Haiti Bike Ride also raises awareness about the dire situation in Haiti and remembers the victims of the January 12, 2010 earthquake. Your participation helps support education and provides 21st century skills to youth in Haiti. 

Save Haiti Bike Ride

The event starts at Moca Plaza in Miami and ends in Palm Beach County at the cultural plaza in Lake Worth. Are you a beginner or more of a casual rider? no worries! We got you covered. You can chose to ride your city, county or just a few miles. You can also join in at any of the stops in Broward or Palm Beach County. For specific time and location see below.

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Schedule: Saturday, January 10, 2015
7:00 AM – Registration at MOCA plaza –
7:45 AM – Departure from MOCA plaza bike ride kick off
9:00 AM – Rest Stop #1 Young Circle
9:45 AM – Depart from Young Circle
12:00 PM – Rest Stop #2 Lighthouse Point ( Dan Witt Park ) – Lunch
1:00 PM – Depart from Lighthouse Point ( Dan Witt Park )
2:30 PM – Rest Stop #3 Toussaint L’Ouverture High School
3:00 PM – Depart from Toussaint L’ouverture High School
4:30 PM – Arrive at Lake Worth City Hall Annex Cultural Plaza – Closing Ceremony

Save Haiti Bike Ride

Bike Route:
Depart from MOCA , 770 NE 125th Terrace, North Miami, 33161 Cycling North on West Dixie Highway to NE 215th Street Turn Right at NE 215th Street and cross RR Tracks Turn left onto SE 1st Ave Turn Right onto Old Federal Highway Turn right on SE 5th Street Turn left onto US 1 north to Young Circle, Hollywood ( The Miami Casual Riders – Approx. 10 miles)

Rest stop #1 Young Circle Park – 1 N Young Cir, Hollywood, FL 33022
Cycling north on US 1 – Turn left on S.E 7th street – Take Right onto S.E 3rd Ave. Make right on E. Broward Blvd and make left on US 1.  Make right on NE 44th Street (after..Copan) – Turn left on NE 22nd Ave and turn left into Dan Witt Park –
 (Approx. 20 miles)

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Rest Stop #2 Dan Witt Park- LightHouse Point – 4521 NE 22nd Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Turn Left on NE 22nd Ave Turn Right onto US 1 – Turn left onto E Linton Blvd – Turn right onto SW 10th Ave – Turn left onto SW 10th St. – Turn right onto SW 17th Ave. – Take the 2nd right onto SW 6th – Take the 2nd left onto SW 14th Ave. (The Broward Casual Riders -Approx. 12 miles) 

Rest Stop #3
Toussaint L’ouverture High School – 301 Southwest 14th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Cycling east on W Atlantic Ave – Turn left onto NE 6th Ave / US-1 N / FL-5 / FL-811. Continue to follow US-1 N. Turn right onto Lake Ave / FL-802 to Lake Worth City Hall Annex Cultural Plaza – 414 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, FL, 33460 – Ride Finish Line ( The Palm Beach Casual Riders -Approx. 12 miles)

Save Haiti Bike Ride

Fees: To register online CLICK HERE or mail your registration form and payment to Color of Hope – P. O. Box 5621 Lake Worth, FL 33466. Early registration: $35 per person – After 12/22/2014: $45 per person. Discount available for team of 5 or more. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, food and drinks throughout the ride. Fee is waived for sponsored bikers.

Sponsored Bikers: This year, we are offering every biker an opportunity to make a greater impact  in Haiti. Bikers who would like to make the pledge and get sponsored should email info@colorofhope.org or call (786) 315-0625 for more information.

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Preparation:
All bikers are required to bring their own bike and bring a bike helmet to wear throughout the ride. Upon signing into the ride at initial registration in North Miami or one of the rest stops, each biker will be provided with a T-shirt to wear throughout the ride. Please dress appropriately for the weather and the sporting activity. Please examine the schedule and route to be on time and decide the best starting point for you. Bikers can drop in and out of the ride between the two stops of their choosing. Only sponsored bikers are guaranteed a car ride back to their point of entry in the ride. All other bikers have to make personal arrangements to get back to their starting point as this is a one way ride that does not loop back.

Notes:
Bikers will be provided with drinks throughout the ride to stay hydrated and with power snacks at each rest-stop. Support vehicles and volunteers will be accessible all the way through. If at any point a biker gets tired they will have access to sit it out in a support vehicle until the next rest stop. This ride is not a race we anticipate maintaining a mild pace between 10 and 12 mi per hour. Please warm up and prepare your body for an endurance ride in the days preceding the ride. Children under 15 years of age must have parental supervision throughout the ride.  Closing ceremony is scheduled at the last stop to thank and honor all the bikers and supporters.

Contact: For further questions and clarification please email us or call (786) 315-0625

Degidon Challenge

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Nov
4

The Degidon Challenge AKA the Lage 2gidon Challenge is a way to promote awareness of an issue in Haiti that you, the challenger, care about. The challenge involves riding your bike hands free with an object on top of your head for 5 seconds or more.

Degidon Challenge for Haiti

Here is how it works:

Get someone to help you with the filming. Before riding say your name, what you’re doing and the issue you care about. Example: my name is …, I am taking the Degidon Challenge to bring awareness to the… situation in Haiti. You can say a quick little something about the issue. Challenge 3 or more of you friends. Then LAGE DEGIDON! Be creative.

– Your friends have 48 hours to do it or forfeit by making a financial donation to Color of Hope.

– One more thing. Post your video with the hashtag ‪#‎DegidonChallengeForHaiti‬ epidasit!

Degidon Challenge

 

 

Hope-raising Drive

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Oct
31

Drive to Support Color of Hope

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It’s that time of the year when we ask you to make a financial contribution to the incredible work and symbol that Color of Hope represents in our community and country. From October 17th to December 5th, we are asking our friends and supporters to make a contribution to help sustain and continue our work. Your contribution of any amount will go a long way.

As you know the task to empower and improve the lives of our people is a daunting task that requires dedication, love and resources. We’ve found dedicated individuals with love, however we are many times in need of resources. That is when we turn to you for your support. Would you please help us by making your financial contribution now. It’s fast, easy, secure and most importantly it will make a world of difference in the lives of so many people.

 

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