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.
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.
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 ride or both (run & ride) click HERE
Full Event Schedule – Participants can join us at any one of the stops.
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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
Teachers often go months without pay and face shortages in educational materials and supplies. Be part of the 100 people who help 100 teachers in Haiti with a contribution of a $100.
After the hurricane many teachers find themselves in tougher conditions than before. The funds will help provide kits with materials/supplies they need and other form of support including professional development training. As a token of our appreciation, we’ll send you the “I Stand With Haiti” beautiful t-shirt.
Add your name to the list of those who empower teachers to help improve education in Haiti.
The People below stand with teachers in Haiti.
*Jessica L. Aguilar
Color of Hope is empowering individuals to help their home town in Haiti. This is part of the “I Stand With Haiti, an initiative to restore and sustain the lives of those affected by hurricane Matthew. See message below from Dr. Assade Luxin and Herold Figareau natives of Aquin who are raising support to help the town.
“We’re teaming up with the wonderful people of “Color of Hope” to help rebuild the city of Aquin, Haiti after Hurricane Matthew. We want to provide materials to rebuild roofs and to put fishermen back to work. The hurricane left thousands homeless. Many homes are left without roofs, fishermen lost their fishing equipments including their boats and canoes. PLEASE DONATE TODAY!”
If not you, then who? If not now, then when? #Haiti needs you.
It’s unfortunate to learn that the death toll from #Hurricane #Matthew in Haiti has surpassed 800. We are raising awareness and support to help provide relief.
“I Stand With Haiti” is an initiative to restore and sustain the lives of those affected by hurricane Matthew. Click here to take the “I Stand With Haiti Pledge”
Our work in Haiti is 80% transformational, which means we are always working. We aid in natural disaster relief and ensure that the long term impact is also considered. Our experience during the 2010 earthquake and our ongoing efforts on the ground, have equipped us to be much more efficient and get the help directly to those in need.
We have some supplies in storage and people on the ground ready to go. Any funds donated to Hurricane Matthew relief will be used to purchase necessities directly from Haitians, to support business in Haiti. The people of Haiti have been suffering ever since the earthquake. It hasn’t stopped. Please show your support #IstandWithHaiti
You can add the frame to your facebook profile to show your support by clicking on the link below
Color of Hope launches For The Love Of Haiti Campaign
A campaign to individuals who deeply care about people and the future of Haiti and are interested in raising funds to support and improve education as a way of creating a better future.
Starting your own individual page will allow you a space to share your love for Haiti and your reasons for loving Haiti. Additionally, you provide a memorable, year round place for your friends and family to join and support the fight against illiteracy, poverty and hopelessness in Haiti. In a way, you are being part of history.
If it’s not you, then who? If it’s not now, when? Make a contribution now or click on fundraise to join the campaign and help provide quality education programs, access to technology and more to the Haiti You Love.
I am loving Haiti by raising support:
To provide books to children & youth in Haiti
To help produce educational materials in Creole
To provide access to technology to youth and communities
To sponsor a mini library for a community in Haiti
To provide training for teachers and schools
To provide access to modern day tools to communities.
To help raise awareness about issues such as Restavek in Haiti
To provide support/school supplies to students, teachers and schools
To provide preventive health education programs/services
To provide initiatives gear towards improving the mindset.
For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-877-1264
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.
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.
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
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
– Start a fundraising page to help us – Click below to get started
– 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
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: $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 email@example.com or call 561-817-1264 for more information.
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.
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
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In 2012, just two years after the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti, Color of Hope launched the construction of the Hope & Innovation Center as a result of growing demands for our services and programs. The center is now the first ever community tech center in Haiti destined to bring 21st century skills to communities and youth.
Our programs range from introduction to computers to coding, from teacher training to story time, from science lab to movie night and everything in between. The best part of it all is that we take our programs on the road, even to the most remote parts of the country. Most of the programs are in their testing phases and are going great, however the NUMBER ONE issue we face in delivering these wonderful programs is the lack of electricity, and being environmentally conscious makes it even harder for us. As a Haiti Hope Ambassador, I endeavor to provide for the needs of the organization in order for us to fulfill our mission. This year, I am asking for your help to address this critical issue.
Here is what I mean; Haiti has an acute electricity problem. In Port- au- Prince, Haiti’s capital, the availability of electricity is very limited, and some regions of the country do not have electrical power at all. The average person in Haiti spends 281 days a year without electricity. The lack of electricity leads most businesses and those who can afford it to using generators to function. Our heart aches every time we must use a generator. The center is located in an area where we barely get 3 hours of electricity a day and it’s mostly during late hours. Sometimes the power doesn’t come on for days and that makes it extremely hard to consistently deliver our programs.
The issue we face is not one without solution but we need your help. We would like to leverage Haiti’s great natural wealth of sunshine to provide a clean, conscious and sustainable solution to this grave problem. We need your help to acquire an off grid solar system that will allow us to be consistent in delivering those needed programs to the people and put our heart at ease knowing that we are not adding to the degradation of the environment. For that, we would be forever grateful.
The impact of consistently delivering these programs would be immense. The people of Haiti are critically lagging in digital literacy and information technology. According to the World Bank, less than 5% of the population has access to a computer and even fewer are regular Internet users. Many students in Haiti are forced to gather under street lights to study and do homework at night and most use candles which are unsafe. The majority of Haitian citizens (56%) are under the age of 25 and they are being deprived of an opportunity to be viable contributors in today’s global economy or the local economy due to this lack of access. Your support can help provide reliable power to achieve an impact that we can see and one that the communities in Haiti can feel. Together we can raise and empower the next generation of Haitian leaders to create a better future.
Marli Lalanne Haiti Hope Ambassador.
“As a Hope Ambassador, I endeavor to provide for the advancement of our mission. Color of Hope’s efforts are aimed at cultivating our Haitian children’s potential to give Haiti a better future.This year, my goal is to address the critical issue of energy.”
– We thank you from the bottom of our heart for any donation and will share these tokens with you at the following levels:
$50 or more – Unity t-shirt
$100 or more – Choice of Unity t-shirt or Philosophy shirt plus wristband.
$250 or more – Unity t, philosophy, wrist band and a we remember Haiti t-shirt
$500 or more – complete set of our Save Haiti Bike Ride cycling outfit, 5th annual Save Haiti Bike Ride water bottle, wristband, and a choice of any of our T-shirts.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marli Lalanne
Phone: 786 315-0625
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
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