We did it!!! Today officially ends the Global Seva Challenge for Haiti, and over the past eight months, we together as a community have raised more than $23,000! Thank you to everyone who purchased Malas for Haiti jewelry, generously donated or attended To Haiti With Love DC events, or helped spread the word about the cause, especially in the final weeks of fundraising. This incredible achievement would not have been possible without all of you. And we are all part of a larger community–across the country, more than 60 participants in the Global Seva Challenge collectively raised more than $300,000 for this incredible cause!
On to Haiti… On February 5, I will board a plane to Port-au-Prince with a group of 10 other yogis from around the country who also successfully raised at least $20,000, along with the Off the Mat, Into the World team, including yoga teacher Seane Corn and teacher/musician Suzanne Sterling, for the Haiti 2012 Bare Witness Tour. We will travel through Haiti for two weeks, connecting with the individuals and organizations that your donations are going to support and assisting with various projects, including installing water filtration systems, contributing to the construction of a community center and children’s center, meeting and learning about the women who are receiving small business loans, and helping to remove rubble from streets and project sites.
Stay tuned, I will be blogging in this space, documenting this extraordinary journey.