Single mother and father acquired free back-to-school gadgets throughout an occasion held in a Miami neighborhood over the weekend.
There was a playground for the children to play on, whereas their mother and father picked out back-to-school kits.
Single mother and father of all nationalities benefited from the raffle.
A father you spoke to VOA Creole expressed his gratitude.
“I respect this assist for the kids. The neighborhood got here collectively to assist my daughter. That makes me really feel good. It’s good to see that there are individuals prepared to assist us.
A Haitian mom expressed related sentiments.
“I’m very completely satisfied. I believe it’s a fantastic initiative. Anytime we will get this type of help, I believe it’s very useful. Particularly in our neighborhood.”
A father or mother who collected some backpacks for his kids mentioned he hopes there shall be extra occasions like this sooner or later.
“I hope the Single Mother and father Group Middle continues to host a lot of these occasions, and I encourage Haitians locally to come back out and decide up a few of these free gadgets. It can profit the children. I’ve seen different teams do it, however that is the primary time i see a [grupo] Haitian to arrange one thing like that,” he mentioned.
One other beneficiary mentioned that she was unaware of the occasion, she was within the neighborhood when she seen a crowd and determined to go see what was occurring.
“I used to be passing by and I noticed them handing out backpacks, so I got here to get one. I’m delighted with this occasion. As a result of although we live in Miami, there are individuals who can not afford a backpack for his or her kids,” she mentioned.
Melissa Laracque, Director of the Single Mother and father Group Middle, defined why she determined to arrange this occasion.
“I regarded on the neighborhood and noticed how mother and father had been struggling to ship their kids to high school. So I believed it was a fantastic alternative to assist them. What makes me completely satisfied is that folks didn’t anticipate this. There have been different occasions, however that is the primary time now we have given out backpacks to the kids of this neighborhood, so that they had been delighted and actually appreciated the assistance,” mentioned Laracque.
“Generally you don’t have any thought of the challenges mother and father are dealing with, how they’re dwelling, however a small gesture like this will enable them to unencumber cash for different main bills they might have. It may very well be socks, it may very well be garments or different gadgets that the kid may have to return to high school,” he added.
Saturday’s occasion was the primary Haitian-organized back-to-school occasion to profit the neighborhood within the Biscayne space.
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