Let’s Make an Impact!

Our friends at St. Joseph’s Home for Boys
Petionville, Haiti, 2006
Building destroyed in earthquake 2009

In light of the tragic earthquake in Haiti … and of our personal connection to that countryStudio 36 will be hosting a fundraising event to raise money to aid in the search, rescue and recovery efforts of Haitian Roots, Hearts With Haiti, and Yele. We hope this fundraising event will break records for the Bangor area … not because we mean to be competitive … but because we want to make a massive impact on the devastation in Haiti … and we KNOW Bangor can do it!

More details will follow. For now, we are asking anyone and everyone to consider donating an item of significant value to the cause. Artists, businesses, photographers, people with treasures in their attics, and maybe a bestselling author or two (hmmm… perhaps our own Stephen King?) … all are invited to contribute to the effort in any way possible.

We are hoping to host the event on Saturday, February 6, 2009 (tentative date), so please keep that in mind if you are wanting to contribute and/or attend.

I (JLR Photography) will be contributing some fine art photography prints. I have also received word that one of my favorite local photographers, Liz Grandmaison, will be contributing some of her prints as well (gorgeous to be sure!). Another friend, Rebekkah Martin, will be contributing some handmade goods. And Samuel Kuykudall will contribute a piece of artwork he is making specifically for this event. Oh …. and so much more is already in the works! Whether you are contributing or not, you will want to attend this event!

I will keep you posted on all efforts for this event here on this blog and on Facebook. Please contact me with any suggestions, ideas, offerings, etc. at jrenshaw@hotmail.com.

All donation items can be mailed to:

Jodi Renshaw, 1746 Stillwater Ave, Bangor, ME 04401 USA

Let’s Make a REALLY BIG Impact on the lives of our Caribbean neighbors. Let’s make it personal — because it truly is.

Thank you!

~ Jodi

UPDATE: If you have rec’d a link to this post – in request of your help with this project – please note that all monies are going directly to HeartsWithHaiti (see here), Yele Haiti, and Haitian Roots. These are all organizations that my husband and I have personal connection to as well as direct contact with.

Also – all contributors will receive publicity for their contributions via local media. I KNOW this is not why you are assisting, but please accept is as our way of saying THANKS. When sending us a package, please include any promotional materials you wish for us to display.

Thanks again!

Jodi Renshaw

About Jodi Renshaw

Jodi is a homeschooling Mom, a photographer, a wife, and a proud resident of the city of Bangor. She spends part of her time working at a locally-owned shop in the downtown area, part of her time homeschooling her favorite young man, and most of her time behind a camera lens. She often writes about adoption, family life, homeschooling, and community.