One In An ARMY is proud to announce the November 2019 campaign to support the Pazapa Center for Children with Disabilities in Haiti! The donation period officially began at 11:00 pm KST on November 1st, 2019. Donations will aid Pazapa in the treatment, education and development of children living with disabilities in Haiti, while empowering their families and promoting acceptance within their communities. Everything listed in steps 3-5 under our individual giving instructions is optional, but extremely helpful for us to track donation amounts as we have no other way to see how much ARMY has donated (see our FAQ for a full explanation). Our hashtag for the month is #PAZAPAwithARMY. The minimum donation amount $1.00 USD.
For the 2019/2020 birthday season, One In An ARMY is also running #WePurpleEarth: a special, 48-hour flash donation project for all seven members. Find out more about We Purple Earth here.
how to donate
Step 1: Visit the custom ARMY donation page through this link to donate
step 2: Donate $1.00 USD (or more) using your credit card or through PayPal
step 3: Take a screenshot of your donation and watermark with your twitter @. Please make sure donation amount is VISIBLE but strike out any personal information (see example screenshot below)
step 4: Submit this form
step 5: Quote-tweet our pinned tweet or write your own tweet about the campaign using #PAZAPAwithARMY and make sure you check out the November Bonus Mission: TBA!
With A Fanbase
If you can’t find an ARMY friend to donate with, you can try reaching out to a local fanbase to see if they’re willing to run a collection pool for your region/country.
Please be advised that One In An ARMY has no way to monitor donations collected through fanbases; donors do so at their own risk. We recommend you only reach out to a base you trust and ask them to provide you with a screenshot that verifies they donated to the campaign. Please contact us if you made a donation through a fanbase and you have reason to believe the money was not donated to the non-profit.
If you don’t want to take the risk of donating to a third-party, save your money for a future campaign and check out the ways you can get involved without donating by visiting our Bonus Missions page or participating in our November Bonus Mission: TBA!
About the Pazapa Center for Children with Disabilities
From Pazapa's website:
"The Pazapa model is based upon the guiding principles of solidarity, mutual respect, equity and inclusion. Pazapa — "step by step" in Creole — has empowered over 2,000 of Haiti’s most marginalized families since 1987 through comprehensive programs providing specialized medical care, inclusive education, outreach, advocacy, economic opportunity, and access to the arts.
Specialized Medical Care
Clinical evaluations, surgeries, medication management and rehabilitative therapy provided to children with medically treatable disabilities such as clubfoot and epilepsy.
Specialized early intervention, preschool and primary instruction for children who would otherwise not have access to an education. Students are provided quality instruction to the national certification level while building language, social and coping skills.
Community-based workers support the social, educational, medical and economic welfare of over 100 homebound children in 5 rural villages through home visits, medical clinics, school mainstreaming, microloans, community meetings and parent groups.
Awareness events, radio broadcasts, symposia, mainstreaming assistance, community meetings and inclusive education trainings change norms and combat harmful misconceptions about disability, build community cohesion and promote equal rights.
Vocational training and scholarships to build skills and livelihoods in art, construction, cooking, law and sewing. Ti Commerce microloans for mothers to start businesses, and post-hurricane disbursements of food, crops and livestock to help families rebuild.
Training in creative vocations for Haitian teens with disabilities. Art therapy and performing arts opportunities for all the children and families served by PAZAPA."
Visit their website to learn more about this great organization!
$8 = a week's worth of hot meals and rides to school for one child
$10 = supplies for one child to participate in art therapy
$10 = a desk and a chair appropriate for a child's needs
$25 = lab tests, x-rays and blood work for one child's surgery
$50 = a disability rights session in a rural community