Donations

© 2010 Jessica Brandi Lifland
Please make a donation so that we may continue to read to children in the camps, provide jobs, and provide important life-saving information and resources about cholera to the children and their families. Any size donation will make a difference.

Please make your tax-deductible donation check out to Li, Li, Li! Read and send to 70A Greenwich Avenue, #373, New York, NY 10011 or click on the DONATE options on this page.

Support Li, Li, Li! and proudly wear our t-shirt or give as a gift. $25 (on gray t-shirt) Small, Medium, X-Large, XXLarge  Pay by check (see below) or via credit or debit card on Razoo. If you pay by card, drop us an email to mention the t-shirt and what size you want. Thanks!

Li, Li, Li! needs your support in the form of donations of monies, books, puppets, art supplies, volunteers, translators, etc. (see below for each)

Li, Li, Li! Read is a not-for-profit organization registered in the State of New York.

Financial Support is critical to the continuation of our program. We are in need of financial support to strengthen our program and to continue to pay our readers and our coordinator (all of whom are earthquake survivors themselves and live in tents and other temporary housing), and the related costs such as transportation and cell phone, supplies for activities for the children, t-shirts, printing, etc.

Since the cholera epidemic began in Haiti, after each reading session,  Li, Li, Li! readers educate the children on prevention and treatment of cholera and provide them with our child directed information flyers on cholera. Our cholera component has unexpectedly increased our expenses.

Please help Haiti's children today by making a financial donation to Li, Li, Li! With your solidarity - we may continue to build the future of Haiti through its children, and through literacy for all.
WHERE YOUR DONATION GOES...

$350 per month pays one Reader's stipend and transportation and other related expenses. These stipends in turn help support his/her family. Each Reader is part of a team of two that visit various "tent" camps, and other transitional settings, to read fun storybooks out loud in Creole to displaced children. All of our Readers are Haitian.

Donations of appropriate children's books
Please donate appropriate (colorful, engaging, happy, not focused on the nuclear family or one's home or bedroom, not containing any disaster images) children's books that we will translate into Creole and read to children in Haiti who were affected by the earthquake and now living in transitional settings such as tent camps, or centers. Donation of books can be shipped to us (or dropped off in Greenwich Village) at Li, Li, Li! Read, 70A Greenwich Avenue, Suite 373, New York, New York 10011

Puppets or dolls, particularly of literary characters
An important complimentary element to reading out loud to children is the use of fun and captivating accessories that help bring the story to life such as puppets, masks, dolls or stuffed animals of the same characters in the book, and so on. Please donate any such fun items to Li, Li, Li! at the address above and let us know if there is a particular book in mind that your items may be complimentary to. Thanks again!

Volunteer Translators
Translators (English to Haitian Creole) Are you able to translate a children's book into Haitian Creole? We would email you the text in English and you would send the Creole translation back to us by email. Please email us if you are able to help Li Li Li with this important task. All the donated children's books are being translated into Haitian Creole to be read out loud to Haitian children in camps, hospitals, and other transitional settings. Thanks! Write us at LiLiLiRead@gmail.com

Volunteers in general
Please write us with any questions at LiLiLiRead@gmail.com

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

AUTHORS/ILLUSTRATORS WHO HAVE DONATED THEIR BOOKS
Fedo Bwaye (Fedo Boyer)
Marie Lily Cérat
Edwidge Danticat
Shirley Duke
Scherezade Garcia
Melanie Hope Greenberg

SCHOOLS
The Nightingale-Bamford School
PS 148 (Classes 303 & 301), Queens, New York
P.S. 154, Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
Kids by the Sea, Long Beach, New York
Onteora Middle School/Jill Olesker
Cahill Elementary School
Concerned elementary students at Highland Park Elementary School in Roanoke, VA

BOOK/PUPPET/DOLL DONATIONS
All the schools listed in Schools list
B&G Group, Plainview, New York
D. Frey
Susie Zeiger
To Hope for Haiti
Lutheran Medical Center social workers (Brooklyn)
Barnes & Noble Stamford Town Center
The Bookstore of Gloucester
The Haiti Library Foundation
International Action Ties
The Morrow Family and their son Jax (age 5)
Maria Treglia
Mary-Powel Thomas

CONTRIBUTORS TO OUR CHOLERA EDUCATION & RESOURCE COMPONENT
Cary Cardiology, P.A.
Beyond Borders
Loune Viaud/Partners in Health

Incomplete list: Thank you to all who donated money, books, puppets, or literary character dolls, or other accessories, materials or services to our reading out loud program. We thank you on behalf of Haiti's displaced children:  Grace Miguel, Adam L. Pollock, Esq. * Ansel Herz *  Natalie Miller * Paul Miller * AnneMarie Anderson *  Amelia Burgess, MD, *  GUMBO store - Boerum Hill * Anita Mason * Tony Savino & the Li, Li, Li! Advisory Board!

Supplies needed in fight against cholera.
Supplies such as clorox, aquatabs, rehydration packets, etc. are needed at most of the camps to treat the water supply to prevent cholera. List of the approximately 1,300 tent/tarp camps where approximately 1.3 million people still live a 11 months after the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Click here to view spreadsheet of camps and their locations.