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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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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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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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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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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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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I wanted to share with you all a blog written by Rebecca Cicione with Soles4Souls. This is a Q&A between myself (April Cooper) and Rebecca about my trip to Haiti in Sept. 2012 with S4S & Magic Beans. If you’re just now joining us, this is the backstory. http://blog.soles4souls.org/2013/03/from-sokoma-to-magic-beans-how-s4s-inspired-a-new-nonprofit/      

Our dear friend, Dehvon Young, contacted us and wanted to create a painting and donate to our cause. She felt the need to do more with her talents, and after prayerful contemplation, she decided to donate the majority of the sales from numerous paintings to charity. After telling her about House of Hope, we both

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