Haitian Roots partners with Uplift.Art to raise more than $25,000 to feed Haitian students
Updated: Jan 23, 2021
Uplift.Art is donating 50% of proceeds from a recent discount promotion of an NFT art drop. The promotion has raised more than $25,000 for Haitian Roots to use to feed and educate children in Haiti. The donation will help fund the meal program at Haitian Roots academies, which feeds more than 400 students between two schools.
“We are committed to empowering, protecting and educating the children of Haiti,” said Chareyl Moyes of Ogden, Utah, founder and executive director of Haitian Roots. “Partnerships, such as the one we’ve developed with Uplift.Art are crucial to helping us in our fight against poverty in Haiti. The funds donated from the Uplift fundraiser will help provide nutrition and healthy living for our school children.”
“Leveraging blockchain technology, we have successfully created a tool that allows for a level playing field in charitable fundraising that is not only sustainable but a mechanism that allows for all parties to win” said Michael Blu, founder of Uplift.Art and Uplift Nation. “This NFT art drop is the first of its kind, turning digital art into food and resources which can aid in the lifting up of a community in need.”
Blockchain is a digital and open ledger that records the transactions between two parties in an efficient, permanent and verifiable way. Blockchain is the technology at the heart of bitcoin and other virtual currencies. This project by Uplift.Art is the first to put full lengthy music videos in blockchain.
Haitian Roots is dedicated to change Haiti’s future through education. While it takes only $300 to send a child to school each year, additional funds are needed to build and maintain schools, train and hire teachers and staff, support local orphanages and provide meals and counseling to each child. Haitian Roots uses 100% of donations for that purpose with no paid employees or executives. The funds donated from Uplift.Art will be a tremendous help in the fight against poverty in Haiti.
About Haitian Roots
Haitian Roots is a nonprofit organization committed to protect and empower underserved Haitian children through education. Haitian Roots operates two academies, licensed by the Haitian Ministry of Education, with more than 390 students. At school, the children receive education, meals, and mental health and trauma therapy from 80 licensed staff members. Haitian Roots believes that education is the key to changing Haitian society. Its financial security relies upon donations from generous supporters, with 100% of funds going toward educating the children of Haiti.
Uplift.Art is creating a triple-win situation for charitable projects, art collectors and artists. Using the power of blockchain to bring unique and verified genuine art of top artists to the blockchain. Art collectors can invest in a great portfolio and see it rise in value while having fun. Artists receive a fair share of profits and get in front of new audiences of art investors, while aiding and supporting meaningful charity organizations. Charitable and meaningful projects get the funds they need to use in operating and gaining visibility from a segment of individuals who bought the art and are interested in charity. Learn more at uplift.art.