Christ Church School community donates to Haiti

Christ Church School students and parents donated personal goods to an orphanage in Haiti. (submitted photo)

Christ Church School students and parents donated personal goods to an orphanage in Haiti. (submitted photo)

Christ Church School students and families donated 45 hygiene kits, 375 pairs of underwear, and 400 pairs of socks to help children at the Zanmi Beni orphanage in Cange, Haiti.

This area of Haiti was devastated in the earthquake of January 2010, and many children were left without families, according to a press release.

Zanmi Beni, meaning “blessed friend” in Creole, is home to more than fifty children, many of whom have physical and emotional needs.  These children are provided with a permanent home, nutritional and medical necessities, and ongoing emotional, educational, and psycho-social support so they can flourish and grow to have safe and happy lives, the release stated.

The CCS collection for Zanmi Beni received a blessing from CCS Chaplain Erin Cox Oney during an all-school chapel before being shipped to Haiti. The donated items are in great demand and were requested by the organization, according to CCS.

This is the third year in a row CCS families have worked together to make a difference in the lives of the children of Zanmi Beni. As part of Christ Church School’s commitment to character, curriculum, and community, students and their families also participate in a Thanksgiving food drive and other outreach projects during the school year.

To help the children of Zanmi Beni, online donations can be made at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/friendsofzb.

For more information on the school visit Christ Church School www.ccsaz.org.

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