Over 1200 Haitian Families Receive Crocs
Posted July 23, 2010on:
Working with the Adventist Development Relief Agency and Crocs’ donation partner, Brothers Brother Foundation, 566 boxes of Crocs were distributed in Haiti earlier this month.
ADRA has focused its Non-Food Item (NFI) Distributions in the commune of Carrefour, Port-au-Prince to groups such as Thor, Fraternité, La Famille Réunie, and Eric Jean Baptiste. In coordination with other non-government organizations working and managing internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in this commune, ADRA has chosen to work in over 17 camps in Carrefour. These shoes will help protect the feet of camp inhabitants from being injured and infected by sharp cans. IDP camps are often littered with a lot of garbage and debris, and the NFI Team felt that giving shoes to protect the feet from objects on the ground, would promote better hygiene. A variety of sizes of sandals were given to each family in an attempt to reach all ages.
This was just the beginning of the distribution of the 80,000 pairs that Crocs sentto Haiti after the January earthquake. More donations will be distributed by UNICEF and Global Aid Network by the end of July.