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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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

 

 

Think Critically

Posted Posted by Color of Hope in Haiti Hope Ambassador, Message, Opinion     Comments No comments
Apr
12

Haitians are not taught to think critically. We simply don’t ask that many questions. Trying to discriminate between fact and fiction or just simply being inquisitive is largely frowned upon in our culture. And that fosters ignorance and ignorance is costly and it has already cost our people a great deal.

Consider what happened a few decades ago when scientist came down to Haiti and insisted on eradicating the black pigs because they claimed that the pigs were unsafe to consume. And, the peasants who depended on these pigs to survive were skeptical of that claim but there was no way for Haitians to scientifically disprove those claims, so we ended up killing off all the pigs. And whether or not there was something legitimately wrong with the pigs or whether it was a matter of special interest can be debated at length but what we all know for certain is that a lot of peasants lost their livelihood and that many people are still reeling from these losses even today.

Now when something so critical to your people is being put in question and people are mandating for a country to get rid of a very valuable resource and no one in that country can investigate to either confirm or deny such a claim that’s a huge problem. And you may say that it was a long time ago or you may say that there were other influences that would’ve made it happen regardless but let’s fast forward to today. Today, at present, we still don’t have a legitimate national scientific establishment in the country, in Haiti, so we’re still vulnerable to potentially nefarious information or potentially disadvantageous information coming from outside or, you know, even worse, people come in and they can take great advantage of our resources at our expense because we simply don’t know any better.

And… we see that it’s something that is engrained, again, in our culture where people can’t really understand what’s going on so superstition takes over and people try to make it pass for culture or tradition. When the truth is, people are just putting pieces together just trying to understand their environment a little bit better. So I feel like it is incumbent upon us Haitians to start being more discerning of what’s going on around us, to start really investigating and experimenting and trying to…offer or present proof to our stories, our theories that’s going to uphold the integrity of our research or things that we actually try to understand beyond just repeating something that we heard somebody say.

So today, I’m talking about how we’re un-inquisitive and un-speculative and I’m not just being critical for the sake of being critical. I understand the situation of a lot of our fellow Haitians in Haiti. They don’t necessarily have the luxury to seat around and ponder upon life’s great meaning but I’m still critical of Haitians because, you know, Haitians are you and I. Not every Haitian is starving (you know). Especially a lot of us living outside of the country, we have the luxury to really start asking these questions.

We should not just keep repeating things and we shouldn’t just wait for other people to tell us what’s going on. We should really be more investigative. Especially a lot of people that I see at the professional level, at the academic level in Haiti, they still are content just repeating things. They don’t really try to find out for themselves. And to change a country it doesn’t take 99% of the country to be like happy, well-fed, well-educated. It just takes the ones who can, the ones who care, to start moving and taking the lead and start asking those questions, start thinking critically to make a difference.

Consider this example and I posted a link to this story in my description box just to show the lengths that people will go to in the western world to come to a conclusion that makes sense, to answer a very probing question. Sir Isaac Newton, he actually stuck a knife in his eye to try to understand colors and they talk about colors at length in this story from Radio lab that I’m posting in my description box. So just think about how far this person went to do something like that and a lot of other people also devote a lot of time to try to understand something, to investigate, to look beyond the surface, the obvious, to prove or disprove something that has been told to them.

And this is the culture of knowledge and the encouragement to seek knowledge that we need to instill in our people, in our young people and our older people if they are willing. So think about it yourself and look in the mirror and find out: Are you a critical thinker? Are you an investigative, an inquisitive Haitian? Because this is what we need to progress, we need more inquisitive, critically thinking Haitians. So I hope you enjoyed this little segment. I hope we’re going to keep progressing together. I hope to see you next week. My name is Marli. I am a Haiti Hope Ambassador and keep asking questions.

Email Hope Ambassador Marli

 

Great Things Happen

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Aug
3

Great things happen when overused adages like “men anpil chay pa lou” and “L’union fait la force” are applied. I embarked on this journey to be an ambassador for Haiti because I really needed to count amongst the people who do something about what they care about, no matter how difficult it may seem at first. We will never succeed in changing Haiti if we never even try and now is the time to take action. Your contribution to the Diaspora Million dollar challenge and trust in this positive collective action for Haiti is truly remarkable and I thank you for taking a step many others need to take. You are indispensable for Haiti’s recovery and rebuild into the amazing nation we can all be proud of.

Fundraising Event for Future Hope Ambassador Marli Lalanne

Thanks to you and the over 50 of my friends that have contributed to the Haitian Diaspora Million Dollar challenge through donating to my ambassadorship, I am now just $895 shy of becoming a hope ambassador for Haiti. Check me out https://colorofhope.org/site/haiti_hope_ambassadors/ Thanks again and I look forward to continuing this journey with you.

AMOUNT RAISED: $1605.00

AMOUNT NEEDED TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL AMBASSADOR: $895.00

Help me Marli become a Hope Ambassador for Haiti

I know that Haiti needs me

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Jun
12

I want to be a hope ambassador because Haiti needs me.  Over the years we’ve all heard about the loads of money that have been given to Haiti, the slew of aid that came through and the plethora of well-meaning plans from various diplomats and individuals that have been presented but Haiti is still worse off than it ever was for its children.  Why? Because we, as children of Haiti, have not realized that what Haiti needs, right now, is us, at our best.

Haiti Hope Ambassador to be Marli Lalanne

I know that Haiti needs me. I am the secret ingredient to my country’s salvation.  I am here not to point out the problems but to work towards the solutions, not to complain but to contribute.  Becoming an ambassador will help put ME first for Haiti as I work side by side with others to garner the money and resources we need to be effective.  Color of Hope challenges us to raise one Million dollars for Haiti and offers us transparency as well as an input in what that money will achieve for our country.  I put my hard earned money and precious time into meeting the Diaspora Million dollar challenge.  I put myself into making Haiti the kind of place my children can grow up in and I urge you to do the same because Haiti also needs you and it needs us working together, trusting each other and loving our nation with actions to survive.

You can take action by contributing to my ambassadorship and in doing so helping us raise 1 Million dollars for Haiti within the Diaspora, sending a message of hope to our fellow Haitians in Haiti being part of an undeniable testament of power and ownership from the Haitian Diaspora.  Every little bit helps and adds up.  Give as much as you can and don’t be afraid to give too little.  To become an ambassador yourself email [email protected]

Thank you so much

Help me Marli become a Hope Ambassador for Haiti

 

 

Much Love

Marli – Future Hope Ambassador

 

UPDATE:
Great things happen when overused adages like “men anpil chay pa lou” and “L’union fait la force” are applied. I embarked on this journey to be an ambassador for Haiti because I really needed to count amongst the people who do something about what they care about, no matter how difficult it may seem at first. We will never succeed in changing Haiti if we never even try and now is the time to take action. Your contribution to the Diaspora Million dollar challenge and trust in this positive collective action for Haiti is truly remarkable and I thank you for taking a step many others need to take. You are indispensable for Haiti’s recovery and rebuild into the amazing nation we can all be proud of.

Thanks to you and the over 50 of my friends that have contributed to the Haitian Diaspora Million Dollar challenge through donating to my ambassadorship, I am now just $895 shy of becoming a hope ambassador for Haiti. Check me out https://colorofhope.org/site/haiti_hope_ambassadors/ Thanks again and I look forward to continuing this journey with you.

AMOUNT RAISED: $2000.00

AMOUNT NEEDED TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL AMBASSADOR: $500.00

Help me Marli become a Hope Ambassador for Haiti


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