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Aktivite pou Selebre 7 Jiyè

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Men diferan aktivite k ap òganize pou selebre Jounen Rekonsilyasyon Nasyonal la, 7 Jiyè. Gen plizyè lòt aktivite ki pwograme ki ka pa nan lis la. N ap ajoute plis aktivite de tanzantan. Si w ap òganize yon aktivite, fè n konnen – [email protected]

Vandredi 28 Jen: 
– Fèt ak Refleksyon pou Rekonsilyasyon – Akayè
Òganizasyon: Konbit Vrè Ayisyen Pou Pwogrè Peyi a (KOVAPP)

Dimanch 30 Jen: 
– Aktivite pou timoun lari yo – Zòn Delmas
Òganizasyon: Color of Hope

Vandredi, 5 Jiyè: 
– Klinic Mobil nan Lizon, Bon-Repos.
(Lè ak Lokal ap anonse byento)
Òganizasyon: Jou Nouvo

– Baskèt Pou Lapè- Chanpyona Twa Pwen
(Lè ak Lokal ap anonse byento)
Òganizasyon: Color of Hope

Samdi, 6 Jiyè: 
– Netwayaj Zòn Lizon, Bon-Repos

– Kisa Padon Ye e Pou Kisa l Enpòtan pou n Padone?
Prezantasyon pa Pè Jones:

Dimanch 7 Jiyè – Jounen Rekonsilyasyon Nasyonal:
Aktivite kiltirèl ak Deba -LaGonav/Ansagalè
Lokal: Lekòl Sent Fanmi

7/7 – Miray Rekonsilyasyon – Site Solèy
3:45 – 5:00 Temwayaj Lapè ak Rekonsilyasyon
6:00 Siyasi Fresk Miray
Òganizasyon: Mouvman Kanpay Konn Konstitisyon

7/7 – Mas Pou Rekonsilyasyon – Lizon, Bon-Repos
Òganizasyon: Jou Nouvo

7/7 – Dine Rekonsilyasyon – Mais gate/ Carradeux
3:00-3h45 pm.
Òganizasyon: Rendez-vous leadership-CAD-SODI

Help 100 Teachers in Haiti

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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.
*Monia Gagliodi
*Natacha Jean-Louis
*Winston Davis
*Georgia Bryant
*Jessica L. Aguilar
*Argentin Fils-aime
Claude Hitchcock 
*Dori Gorman
*Sonja Powell
*Colin Davis

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Help Aquin

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Haiti Hurricane Relief

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!”

Click here to see Facebook fundraising page and progress 

I Stand With Haiti

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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

If not you, then who? If not now, then when?#Haiti needs you, show your support. #IStandWithHaiti.

Posted by Color of Hope – Investing in People on Friday, October 7, 2016

5th Annual Save Haiti Bike Ride

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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.


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.


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.

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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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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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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We thank you for allowing us to serve.

Save the Date to Save Haiti 1-10-2015

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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.


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.


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!


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

My Trip to Haiti

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Ambassador Marli In Aquin HaitiThis past week, I traveled with fellow hope agents and ambassadors to Haiti. Right out of the airport we hopped into a taptap immersing ourselves into the Port-au-Prince experience, ready to work. Day one, we visited the center (currently under construction) and fully appreciated walking the rough steep inclines treaded regularly by our team mates in Haiti.

We met the construction workers, assessed and discussed what needed to get done and set hard goals. In the midst of all that, I managed to get a personal fashion show, click here to check it out. I also expanded my Creole vocabulary and learned what a “gren 5” is. Day two greeted me with the earsplitting choral of roosters who set the tone for the short nights and pre-dawn rises that awaited us for the rest of our stay. Every day after that brought unforgettable encounters and experiences.

I spent time with one of the most beautiful and incredible women in our team heart to heart and I’m now so proud to call her my friend. I was embraced by joyous children who spoke their mind and once again demonstrated to me how much all children, no matter where they are born are the same, pure, precious and wonderful. It reinforced my belief that given proper nurturing and opportunity our Haitian children will thrive and lead not only in the prosperity of their country but in that of the world.

Hope Agent Jean Yves and others at work

During this trip, I felt a warmth and comfort I had never before felt in Haiti. There was a fraternity that allowed our group in Haiti to express their gratitude for the knowledge we were passing on without any stifling pride or resentment. I saw how open minded our US team was and how much respect and appreciation they expressed. I saw capable Haitians from various walks of life working together and we all came out wiser and closer to one another. That completely blew me away.

Ambassador Marli at work building the Hope & Innovation Center

We are building a center for the things that are at the center of all of our hearts, our future and our children. We want our children to know what they are worth and we won’t stop until we revive our fanm ak gason vayan.

Hope Agent Suze and LounaTo the hope team who made this trip so special, Thank you! Thank you for the hard work, thank you for the courage, thank you for the love. I give it back to you ten times over as we continue on this journey of hope.

View more photos from the trip at the links below:

Hope Team in Aquin

Working Together

Building Together

Celebrate Together


Learn more about Hope Ambassador Marli 



The Winner Is…

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April 21st was a day to celebrate UNITY with FASHION and that day also brought a few pleasant surprises to the top three contestants of the Unity Contest, especially Miss Jessica Donette our first prize winner.

Jessica Donetter the winner of the Unity Contest

Runner up and third place were not promised anything during the time of the contest but our team felt that we should award their efforts and make them all winners, after all it was “Unity Night”. Third place received a special edition of the “We Remember Haiti T-shirt,” the runner up received $100 and the winner, Miss Jessica Donette walked away with a brand new IPAD.

“What a great event” said Diana Pierre-Louis of the Real Haiti. Special thanks to Lordana Design, Papillon Design for jazzing up the “Unity T-Shirt.” We can’t forget our partner Konbit For Haiti, Miss Haiti, Miss Black Florida, David Riche, Pkliz Restaurant and Lounge, 2KBes, our models, our performers,  our wonderful volunteers, and everyone else who came out to stand in solidarity with Haiti. As for the Hope Team USA, we’re heading to Haiti to do the good deeds you have allowed us to do with your generous contributions. Thank you for allowing us to serve those in need, we will see you when we get back, stay unified!

View photos from the Unity Fashion Show here