Chattahoochee High School in North Atlanta is sponsoring a tool drive this weekend to help build an orphanage for Haitian children. The “Tools for Haiti” drive will take place Saturday, February 20th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Chattahoochee High School. Residents are encouraged to donate used non-electric tools, such as shovels, rakes, hammers, wheelbarrows, masonry trowels, work gloves, axes, saws, etc.. The collected tools and equipment will be shipped to Haiti in March.
During spring break in April, about thirty volunteers, including several football players and coaches will travel to Haiti to help rebuild an orphanage that was destroyed by the earthquake. The volunteers will use the tools collected from the drive to help rebuild the building. The tools will be left behind for the Haitians to utilize after the build is complete and the volunteers return home.
For more information about this worthy drive, contact Chattahoochee High School soccer coach Vince Strine at [email protected] or call (770) 561-1729.
Note from the editor: It’s always fantastic to see students trying to make a difference in the world around them. If you know of any other efforts like this underway, please let me know so that I can help publicize the event. I’d be happy to do so.
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