My good friend Irene Naesse, a geography teacher at Orange Coast College (OCC) sent me the following email a little less than a month ago:
I am going to challenge my students to each bring in a coloring book and crayons to send to you in Haiti for the kids. I have about 300 students this semester....so that is a lot of crayolas!
Well about 10 days ago Irene delivered 4 Xerox copy-paper boxes full of coloring books and crayons to my house so my wife Laurel could bring them with her to Haiti this last weekend. While Laurel could not bring them all, she did pack a couple dozen books and crayon sets in with the medical supplies she carried in her luggage. The remaining coloring books and crayons will be carried in by other volunteers heading here over the next few months. Below are some pictures of the OCC coloring books bringing joy and healing to the kids of Haiti.
Merci beaucoup to Irene and the OCC Geography students.