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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
[email protected]

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 https://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)

Save Haiti Bike Ride

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 [email protected] or call (786) 315-0625 for more information.

Bike-Ride-2015

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

Make a one time gift of support 

Become a Monthly Supporter

Become a Hope Agent

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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Become a Monthly Hope Sustainer

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Oct
31
Thank you for your support. As a monthly supporter you will have the satisfaction of knowing that every month you are helping children and families in Haiti.

The programs we provide to communities in Haiti and USA such as: Education Jump Start & Support, Teacher Training, Digital Inclusion, Hope Forums, National Haitian-American Forum and more are all made possible by your on-going support. Thank you so much for supporting Color of Hope and becoming a Monthly Hope Sustainer


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Color of Hope Hope Sustainers  make convenient on-going, monthly contributions that are automatically drafted each month.

 

Save the Date to Save Haiti 1-10-2015

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Sep
16

Register for the Save Haiti Bike Ride now

Next January marks the 5th Annual Save Haiti Bike Ride and we would love for you to join us. Mark your calendar for January 10, 2015 for a fun, challenging and worthy event.

Save-Date-2015-save-Haiti-bike-ride

Besides getting in great shape and having fun, this bike ride event benefits Color of Hope, a non-profit organization, that is improving lives of the Haitian people by providing access to education, resources and a technological environment for our youth in Haiti to develop 21st century skills.

Save-Haiti-Bike-Ride_2015

The event begins in Miami and ends in Palm Beach County at the cultural plaza in Lake Worth. If you are more of a casual rider, no worries! You do not have to do the entire ride. You can chose to ride your city, county or just a few miles. So, get ready… get set…start training!

Bike-Ride-2015

Wait!!! One more thing, there are ways you can ensure that the 5th 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

Teacher Training in Haiti

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Aug
30

Our professional development training for teachers and schools in Haiti this year has been a huge success. Over two hundred and fifty participants from all over the country. “This was the best training I have ever had” said one of the participants. Our strategy to positively impact the next generation in Haiti starts with the people who are educating them. We are making the RIGHT investment in teachers to help them empower their students. Click here to view more pictures

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Our Teacher Training program provides professional development training that addresses both pedagogical and subject area skills at the early childhood education, primary, and secondary levels. These training are designed to meet the guidelines and standards of the Ministry of Education.  Currently in Haiti, at the early childhood education level, there are 20,000 teachers, but only 42% are qualified to teach at that level. And the situation is even worse at the primary level, where only 22% of the 60,000 teachers are qualified to teach. Given the enormous challenge of the lack of qualified teachers in Haiti we take this program on the road.  We travel outside of our center to regroup and train educators in remote areas of the country in addition to hosting regular trainings at our location.

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This Note Belongs to You

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Jun
9

This note belongs to you, we couldn’t have done any of it without your support. THANK YOU! Dieumela at our Community Technology Center Dear Color of Hope, The students from La Providence de Delmas 53 had a great innovative day at your Tech Center on May 28 2014. We would like to thank Marli Lalanne, Frensisca Danastor and the whole staff on behalf of all the students. Once again, thank you for enlighten the kids about technology. They had a blast. They will cherish that experience for the rest of their lives. Dieumela Aid Team Haiti School at our Community Technology Center People like you make what we do possible. We have touched so many lives, but knowing that there are so many left untouched makes it hard for us to rest. We are looking forward to touching many more young lives with your support. Haiti School at our Community Technology Center

One Day, Lasting Impact on Haiti

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Apr
25

Great give on May 6th - How much can we raise for Haiti in one day

How much money can we raise for Haiti in 24 hours? For the first time, the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties along with the United Way of Palm Beach County are leading a community-wide event to celebrate the spirit of giving and the collective effort it takes to strengthen our community while raising crucial funds for local nonprofits.

The Great Give is on May 6, 2014, from 12:00AM to 11:59PM, your $10 or more donation to Color of Hope will be multiplied with bonus funds being raised by the Community Foundation.  To date they have obtained over $450,000 for matching contributions.

Remember, every dollar goes further on May 6th, this is your opportunity to Maximize your gift and help us score a big WIN for Haiti collectively.  Our goal is to raise $20,000 in one day to help us further our goal of empowering our youth with 21st century skills.

Make your pledge today by replying to this email with: 1- the amount you are pledging and 2- your phone number to receive a reminder on May 6th to donate online with your credit or debit card.

24 hours, $10 donation, 1 community coming together to make a difference. We are counting on you!  Here is the link you will need on May 6th http://greatgivepbc.org/#npo/color-of-hope-inc

2014 Save Haiti Bike Ride

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Nov
29

JOIN US for the 4th Annual Save Haiti Bike Ride on January 11th, 2014 to remind the children and families in Haiti that we have not forgotten them and will never forget January 12, 2010.

Save Haiti Bike Ride January 11th, 2014

Ever since the earthquake, the ride brings together community leaders, elected officials and friends of Haiti across Dade, Broward and Palm Beach county. The event helps raise awareness, brings relief and helps support education in Haiti. You can join in at any of the stops in broward, Boca or Delray Beach. For specific time and location see below.

Save Haiti Bike Ride - January 11th, 2014

Date:
Saturday, January 11, 2014  kick off 7:00AM

Schedule:
7:00 AM – Registration at MOCA plaza –
7:30 AM – Departure from MOCA plaza bike ride kick off
9:00 AM – Rest Stop #1 Young Circle
9:15 AM – Depart from Young Circle
10:45 AM – Rest Stop #2 Jaco Pastorious Park
11:00 AM – Depart from Jaco Pastorious Park
12:30 PM – Rest Stop #3 Lighthouse Point ( Dan Witt Park ) – Lunch
1:00 PM – Depart from Lighthouse Point ( Dan Witt Park )
2:30 PM – Rest Stop #4 Pompey Park
3:00 PM – Depart from Pompey Park
4:30 PM – Arrive at Lake Worth City Hall Annex Cultural Plaza – The finish Line

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 (Approx. 10 miles)

2014 Save Haiti Bike Ride

Rest stop #1 Young Circle Park – 1 N Young Cir, Hollywood, FL 33022
Continue north on US 1 (Ft. Lauderdale Airport detour) Turn left on E. Broward Blvd. Take Right onto 3rd Ave./JW McLaughlin Ave. Continue straight to Progresso Drive Turn Right onto NE 34th Ct Turn Right onto NE 12th Ave (Approx. 12 miles)

 

Rest Stop #2 Jaco Pastorious Park -3350 NE 12th Ave., Oakland Park 33307
Turn Right on US 1 proceed north to Lighthouse Point, Fl. Turn Right on NE 44th Street. Turn Left on NE 22nd Ave Turn Left into Dan Witt Park, 4521 NE 22nd Ave, Lighthouse Point, Fl. 33064 (Approx. 10 miles)

Rest Stop #3 Dan Witt Park- LightHouse Point – 4521 NE 22nd Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Exit Dan Witt park Turn Left on NE 22nd Ave Turn Right onto US 1 Proceed north to Delray Beach (Approx. 14 miles)

Rest Stop #4 Pompey Park – 1101 NW 2nd Street , Delray Beach, Fl. 33445 (Approx. 12 miles)

Proceed north on US to Lake Worth City Hall Annex Cultural Plaza – 414 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, FL, 33460 Ride Finish Line .

Commissioner McVoy at the Save Haiti Bike Ride

Fees: To register download, fill out and save this Registration Form and email it back to us then submit payment online or mail in your check to Color of Hope – P. O. Box 5621 Lake Worth, FL 33466. Early registration: $25 per person – After 12/24/2013): $35 per person. 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 protected] or call (786) 315-0625 for more information.

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. You have to wear your Tshirt as you ride for security reasons. 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. When we hit the finish line in Lake Worth we will have a brief closing ceremony to thank and honor all the bikers and supporters.

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

 

 


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