‘Happy in Haiti’ March 2014 Wish List

All systems go for our March ‘Happy in Haiti’ team trip. We have a lot planned for our week in Haiti and we’re hoping for your support to collect a few wish list items. Currently, we’re stocked up with medicines, vitamins, first aid supplies & toys. We also have everything we need for our dental

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December’s Haiti Trip

What a great trip. The primary purpose of December’s trip was to bring shoes & backpacks (sadly, the airport limited our checked bags and prevented us from taking an entire bag of shoes), purchase books & bags for the children who attend Montessori school (these children are part of OJHAED’s after school program) & cover

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Feeding Hope

Blog post by April Cooper I returned from Haiti yesterday, carrying with me inspiration & plans for a project to benefit the children in the community of Montrouis. This project is the vision of our partner in Haiti, Kesnel Toussaint, or as we like to call him, Paul. In the next couple months, we’ll start

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The Giving Doll

When I was a little girl, I loved my dolls. I still remember their names, their little doll clothes, and a handmade, wooden cradle my grandpa made for them. One of my favorite dolls belonged to my mother when she was a child. Her name was Victoria and I kept her in my coming home

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Hope for the Holidays

Like most, this is my favorite time of year! People are more kind to each other, the giving spirit is in full swing & spending time with loved ones is a priority.  The holidays remind us how blessed we are and how thankful we should be. Last month, I was chatting with a friend of

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November 2013 Update

October has come and gone & we have some pretty exciting updates to share. October was MBC’s anniversary month & to celebrate 1 year, we fund-raised non-stop. First on the agenda was to provide uniforms and cover tuition for the students with OJHAED’s after school program. Read more about their program here: http://magicbeansco.com/2013/05/20/o-j-h-a-e-d-s-after-school-program/ School started in

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What we’ve been up to…

After returning from Haiti in July 2013, we really needed to regroup and spend some time planning creative ways to raise funds for our little pals in Haiti. Our sweet fundraising volunteer, Ann, has returned to Notre Dame and we miss her dearly! Planning fundraisers isn’t near as much fun without her, but we managed

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O.J.H.A.E.D.’s After School Program

In March 2013, we met with the board members over an organization called Organisation Des Jeunes Haitiens Pour Aiden Les Enfants Demuins (O.J.H.A.E.D), which translates to Haitian Youth Organization for Destitute Children. They are wanting to start an after-school program for 29 children.  O.J.H.A.E.D. helps children who go to government school with supplies, food, bags, uniforms,

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Children Are Our Future

There are many people that help shape the lives of the sweet children Magic Beans has had the joy to meet. Most of these remarkable adults teach and care for these children with no compensation. Donations ensure that the teachers are recognized for all their hard work and dedication. A small salary of $25 per

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