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MINNETONKA + FREE THE CHILDREN GO TO HAITI

MINNETONKA + FREE THE CHILDREN GO TO HAITI

Coinciding with We Day Minnesota, Minnetonka has proudly committed to building a new school in partnership with Free The Children in Marialapa, Haiti.

WHAT IS ME TO WE?

Me to We is an innovative social enterprise that provides people with better choices for a better world by offering socially conscious and environmentally friendly products as well as life-changing experiences. Me to We measures the bottom line, not by dollars earned, but by the number of lives changed and the positive social and environmental impact made. Half of Me to We’s net profit is donated to Free The Children. The other half is reinvested to grow the enterprise and its social mission. We are excited to partner with Me to We and Free The Children to help build educational opportunities in Haiti.

HOW IS MINNETONKA CONTRIBUTING TO ME TO WE WEEK?

Minnetonka is committed to building a one-room school in Marialapa, Haiti and we want to get our community involved as well. For every purchase made on minnetonkamoccasin.com from October 7-13, $3 will go towards the new school.

WHY HAITI?

Our own factory is located in the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. When the January 12, 2010 earthquake struck Haiti, the devastation that followed was very close to home. Two hundred thousand people were feared to be dead and millions were left homeless. Haitians have shown resilience in the face of grinding poverty and natural disasters.

FREE THE CHILDREN MODEL

Adopt a Village is Free The Children’s holistic and sustainable development model designed to empower communities, break the cycle of poverty and remove barriers to education. This model has five core pillars: Education, Water & Sanitation, Health, Alternative Income & Livelihood, and Agriculture & Food Security. Each pillar serves to enhance the others, ensuring the greatest overall impact in each area of intervention and achieving long-term sustainability.

THE PLAN BEGINS WITH EDUCATION

Education is the first pillar Free The Children focuses on when working with a new community. It provides the highest return of any social investment. By working together, the five pillars of Adopt a Village address the root causes of poverty and break down the barriers to children’s education.