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Campus Community to Raise Funds for Land Rehabilitation in Haiti

Campus Community to Raise Funds for Land Rehabilitation in Haiti

The fundraiser features hand painted pottery made by DYC students and employees to raise money for the Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) program

Buffalo, New York – February 11, 2015 – This year D'Youville will be raising funds for Haiti's SOIL project. "Since 2006, SOIL has been transforming wastes into resources in Haiti. Through the use of ecological sanitation, SOIL is working to create a revolutionary social business model for providing access to safe, dignified sanitation that produces rich, organic compost as a natural resource for Haiti's badly-depleted soils, while also creating economic opportunities in some of the world’s most under-resourced communities."

During the month of February 2015 students/faculty/staff will have the opportunity to increase understanding about sustainable living in Haiti and translate that understanding into the creative activity of drawing/writing/decorating a flower pot. The flower pot will be then sold to raise funds for the SOIL agency in Haiti. The sale dates are February 24, 25 and 26, 2015.


Stop by ALT 023 and have fun painting and glazing flower pots and planters! The pottery will be sold to raise funds for desperately needed land rehabilitation and economic growth in Haiti through the Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) program. This agency and program are being supported by the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart and D’Youville College’s Hunger Initiative.

Decorating dates:

February 9th (Monday)
4:00-6:30 PM
ALT 023

February 11th (Wednesday)
1:00- 2:30 PM
ALT 023

February 12th (Thursday)
10:00 AM -12:30 PM
ALT 023

February 16th (Wednesday)
4:00-6:00 PM
ALT 023

Walk-ins on decorating days welcome!

A Garden pottery pre-sale and presentation by Sr. Mary Finnick, GNSH will be held on Monday, February 23 in the Blue Lounge. Garden Pottery Sale will be February 24, 25, 26 in Joan of Arc Hall from 10:00 AM -3:00 PM.


Pottery Painting for the SOIL Fundraiser

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