Haiti Printmaking Project

Good morning everyone.

Today I have to write a really sad blog post.

Bee and Megan have been teaching us all about the tragedy that has happened this week in Haiti. It is the saddest thing that has ever happened. In Haiti, the people are poor.  There was an earthquake over there and I feel bad for them. I had never seen an earthquake but on the video that Bee showed us we saw so many buildings that were destroyed. I don’t understand how these people will ever be able to have money to build new houses. The whole thing just makes me want to cry.

A lot of people died in Haiti. People were crying that there friends and family had died. So many people were trapped in the buildings and I think that they still are.

Even though everything is very very very sad, we are going to try to do something positive to help. Bee asked us “what do you think that we could do to help?” and Nick said “I think that we should do like sell bags and t-shirts.” and I said “yay! we should make a design and then we can screenprint them on stuff and sell them and send the money to Haiti.” And Bee said “Yay! Good idea!”

So yesterday here is the design that we came up with to put on the bags and shirts:

The 4Fives Haiti Logo!

Bee and Megan are going to do printmaking with us next Tuesday so that we can start our fundraising project right away.

Oh, and also three teachers at our school all have a lot of family in Port-au-Prince. Ms. Handel, Ms. V., and Ms. Blackwell are those teachers. We are really hoping that their family members are okay. But there is really no good way to get in touch with them to find out if they are okay.

Well, that’s all. But if you think that you want to help the people in Haiti, and if you don’t know how you could help, then you should send us a comment and you could buy a bag or a shirt from us. That will definitely help them.

Love,

Emanuel

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5 Responses to “Haiti Printmaking Project”

  1. Lindsay Says:

    hi 4fives! i found you all through superforest, and i just wanted to let you know that i think you are all awesome, and this is a great idea! i look forward to buying a bag or a shirt from you.

  2. Malaysia Says:

    Emanuel!
    It’s sad and disappointing that people houses are destroyed and collapsed and people have nowhere to sleep but I think it’s a great idea to sell t-shirts and bags and put your logo on it. Lets get it going.
    Love,
    Malaysia

  3. Malaysia Says:

    Thanks Lindsay!
    Thanks for your compliment on your blog. I love it so much. The4fives can’t wait to sell you a bag and a shirt to give you. You are awesome too!
    Love,
    Malaysia

  4. Cynthia Blackwell Says:

    I’m glad that you shared your blog address with me…I had no idea that you were doing such amazing things in your classroom. I wanted to share a little bit about what’s going on with my family/friends in Haiti. My husband Garry’s sister’s name is Mary and her daughter is Lorna. They are both physically fine and in Carrefour, Haiti outside of Port Au Prince—we spoke to them Saturday night. Unfortunately their house was damaged a few years back when a big hurricane hit and they had been rebuilding it—now it’s totally destroyed and they are living outside Our good friend Michou is also in Haiti—she contacted us through Facebook last week and said only her arm was hurt but that she was going to find somewhere else to stay because the looting had started in the neighbourhood where she is staying with her uncle—their house is not destroyed but it is unstable so they had also been living outside. We haven’t heard from her in a few days so we are a bit worried. She doesn’t live in Haiti, she had only gone there for a visit to work with a group recording some music. I am sending a picture of Michou and Garry during a performance at S.O.B.’s to raise money for the hurricane—they were the opening act for Wyclef Jean so I included his picture too.

  5. Cynthia Blackwell Says:

    Oh…and I can’t wait to buy a bag or tee-shirt with your logo to help the people of Haiti.
    Love,
    Ms. Blackwell

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