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College of Law students request supplies for Haitian children

October 3, 2008

Konbit Pou Edikasyon, an organization created by Loyola law students in conjunction with students from law schools across the country, is working with the Black Law Students Association, the International Law Society and the St. Thomas Moore Society to collect money and supplies for children in Haiti.

In March of this year, the A.P. Tureaud chapter of the Black Law Students Association worked with the New Orleans community to raise money and donations of school supplies and soccer equipment for children in Haiti. The money and supplies were delivered to the children, on a trip in which six Loyola students and 20 law students from around the country participated.

Since that time, Haiti has been forced to deal with rising food prices which have seriously crippled the already faltering economy. Additionally, the recent onslaught of hurricanes wreaked havoc on Haiti. Hurricane Gustav alone caused the death of 75 Haitians and left the already struggling country in complete disarray.

Due to the immense destruction Haiti has experienced, Konbit Pou Edikasyon, which roughly translates to “coming together to work for education,” is requesting donations that could make a difference in the life of a child, such as clothes, toiletries and first-aid supplies.

Donations and monetary contributions are being accepted throughout the school year. For more information, contact Jose Massingue at jmassing@loyno.edu or (504) 250-9328.

List of suggested items:

  • Socks, shoes and underwear
  • book bags and school supplies
  • vitamins
  • first aid supplies
  • energy bars
  • toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • soap and shampoo
  • raincoats
  • umbrellas
  • water bottles
  • lunch boxes

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