First, I want to thank you for reading and subscribing to “Life at the Orphanage.” I make no secret about how much I love the children of Have Faith Haiti, and I am truly moved every time I read a comment that you have come to love them, too. That you have come to enjoy their music. That you have become invested in their futures. (And yes, I do read the comments!)
This one from Giovanna has stayed with me from the start:
Our shared human connection? It’s family.
It’s what I hoped by starting this project — that we could share in the universal lessons learned watching the purest of childhoods in one of the poorest places on earth. How the laughs, hardships, and joys of a big, sprawling, wildly different family might often remind you of your own.
By reading and supporting, you have become part of our family.
Since I published my first article, I’ve been asked by readers how they can support Have Faith Haiti. We’ve just launched the ability to do so through a paid subscription to “Life at the Orphanage.” As promised from the start, I will be donating all funds to support the direct operation of the orphanage.
Here’s how it will work:
I’ll continue publishing an article every week.
If you’d like to keep receiving an article each week, you can subscribe for $2.99/month or a one-time yearly payment of $29.99.
In addition to receiving all weekly articles, paid subscribers will receive a copy of “Have Faith Haiti Chronicles.” It’s a newsletter written and produced by the children and for the children. It’s created (mostly) monthly as part of a journalism and media class. You’ll get to hear directly from the kids!
As we have the ability offer more perks, I’ll add them as I am able to. This is new, and we’ll grow together.
If you wish to remain a subscriber but can’t or prefer not to upgrade, that’s OK! You’ll still receive and have access to 2 articles each month. Your support is still welcome as you read and share with others.
I hope you’ll continue reading and getting to know the wonderful and inspiring children who live there while also helping them continue to thrive.
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