Taylor Goes To Haiti
I’m a slacker, I know.

hey guys, so I know, I have been slacking on keeping this updated, just have been pretty busy with school, and with the end of my season happening. So I figured I would do some updating, and try not to slack.

So fundraising is going well, I think im at around 400 or so dollars? Still have a bit ways to go to raise and to be able to help with my plane ticket. So I thank you all for all the support, I appreciate it! Some people I would never expect have sent in money and that is awesome!

In 2 months, I will finally be over in Haiti, and I am getting excited, but also a bit nervous. I had my appointment with avtravel doctor, got a bagillion and one shots in my arms, joy. Went over a bunch of things and got pills to take with me so I can keep safe and healthy. It was a very interesting appointment, and didnt help the lady didn’t speak good English.

I have had some more training meetings, we read some entries in a book we got : serving with eyes wide open. It’s a pretty interesting book. We watched a clip from a few weeks after the earthquake, with the tent cities set up. So crazy, gave me goosebumps to think people are living like that out there. We also got our skit topics, we are putting on a skit for the kids out there in half haitian creole and half sign language type. My group for kindness, so we are doing something about someone sharing their food or money for someone who is hungry. We still have some work to do haha.

I hopefully will be getting my plane ticket soon, and my passport this weekend. As soon as those are done, it is smooth sailing from there until January. We have another meeting on Sunday, I think this will be our fourth one, so after that one, only two more.

So that is in a nutshell what has been going on. I am going go try to keep up with this more, since we are getting closer to the day. 56 daysish : )

Spread the Word, PLEASE Help!

On January 14, 2012, I, along side a few of my close friends, will be heading to Haiti for the first, and hopefully not last time to work side by side with the families and children, who are in great need. I have always given my time to help people locally, taking this big step has been something I have always wanted, but never knew what I really wanted to do. But now, the time is right and its time to share my big heart and helping hands with those less fortunate in Haiti and finally take that big step. For this reason I am beyond thankful for the experience that will forever be a part of my heart and life. 

I am very proud to say, that with your help, I will be joining a team of over 75 people on a week long trip in January. Mission E4 has built three schools with over 900 children and two orphanages in Haiti where team members like myself will be working hands on. At these locations we will provide food, clothing, medical aid, school supplies, and free education. This great progress has all been made possible thanks to amazing people like you and I.

I know times are tough, so please do not feel obligated to donate, but please know that even the smallest amount will make the biggest difference. Please know that every dollar WILL make a difference in making it possible for me to be able to work along side an amazing team of others who all share the same vision i have, to make a difference. I am determined to make this trip a reality, so with all of your help, I will be one step closer to helping make a positive change in Haiti. 

so my goal is $1300 and I could hit it if:

100 people donated $13
65 people donate $20
50 people donated $26
26 people donated $50

If you are able to donate, please know that I am getting to do something that will be beyond an amazing experiencing and helping to make a positive influence in the families and children in Haiti, will be the most rewarding thing I could ever ask for, and I will truly appreciate your support! This trip would not be possible without your help. 

TO DONATE: You may mail a check made out To: Mission E4, Taylor Begin, to 39 Burnshirt Road Suite N Hubbardston, MA 01452. Since MissionE4 is a non-profit agency, your donation will be tax deductable.

If you require additional information about Mission E4, please contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You may also visit www.MissionE4.com online or contact them directly by phone at: 978-820-1190. As well as feel free to contact me at tbegin1@student.fitchburgstate.edu or call/text.

Thank you again!

**Taking Donations starting now until beginning of January. The 14th is when we leave for the trip.**

So, this… is Haiti. It is the other half of the Dominican Republic. It is located on the Island Hispaniola. The capital of Haiti is Por-Au-Prince. The main language is Hatian-Creole. I am excited to learn more about a new culture and even more excited to embark on this new and exciting experience. 
MissionE4: The group I will be traveling with is MissionE4. They are a group that has lead over 2000 people overseas to help with families and children all around. On the trip in January 2012, we will be helping to finish putting together the Boys Orphanage that they are building. We will also be helping with some children’s programs and helping hopefully break ground on the new convention center. Lots of things to get done in 8 short days. Por-Au-Prince and Leogane are two of the places we get to go and help people. 
So that was just a quick, brief history and information blog, so everyone, as well as myself, can learn more about Haiti : )

So, this… is Haiti. It is the other half of the Dominican Republic. It is located on the Island Hispaniola. The capital of Haiti is Por-Au-Prince. The main language is Hatian-Creole. I am excited to learn more about a new culture and even more excited to embark on this new and exciting experience. 

MissionE4: The group I will be traveling with is MissionE4. They are a group that has lead over 2000 people overseas to help with families and children all around. On the trip in January 2012, we will be helping to finish putting together the Boys Orphanage that they are building. We will also be helping with some children’s programs and helping hopefully break ground on the new convention center. Lots of things to get done in 8 short days. Por-Au-Prince and Leogane are two of the places we get to go and help people. 

So that was just a quick, brief history and information blog, so everyone, as well as myself, can learn more about Haiti : )

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, It is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead
And so it begins..

So I decided that I wanted to blog about my incredible journey that I am about to embark on. On January 14th, 2012, myself, along with a close group of my friends are going over to Haiti to help families in children in need. 

It is going to be such a great life changing experience and I couldn’t ask for a better group of friends to experience this with. There is a total of 12 of us all going together and volunteering our time to help these people in need. So I decided to make this trip even more rewarding, i am going to blog about the months leading up to it and my experiences over there to try and share it with everyone. 

We are currently in the first stages of getting ready for this trip. We are doing a lot of different fundraisers with donation letters, and facebook groups, to restaurant events and a tournament fundraiser coming up this weekend.

That is all for now though. I will keep updating as things come up and I get more time : )