Total there were 11 of us on the trip to Haiti. All of us carried one personal suitcase and one suitcase full of supplies for Dr. Kerry. Some suitcases were full of Hygienic Kits, some medicine, some shoes, etc. But we also took a bunch of candy, bandanas, stick-ponies, and simple little games to play with all of New Visions local school kids.
(New Vision provides for 8 schools, 1500 kids total. This was a portion of one school – about 70 kids)
Truthfully I thought it was a very cheesy idea. I was saying to myself, “Really. We are going to travel hundreds of miles to play cheesy little carnival games with kids for a lousy piece of candy.” But my attitude quickly changed when I saw the raw ecstasy in their eyes while playing.