More than 2,400,000 WAX cryptocurrency donated
More than 2,400,000 WAX cryptocurrency donated to Haitian Roots from Uplift.Art and the Uplift community to further education for children in Haiti
OGDEN, UTAH – May 16, 2022 – Haitian Roots has put a down payment on a third school in Haiti with funds donated from Uplift.Art. More than 2,400,000 WAX cryptocurrency has been raised by Uplift.Art for Haitian Roots which has helped provide nutrition and healthy living for students. The funds have also been used to pay Haitian staff, and facility costs for the two schools in Haiti.
“The Uplift community has been a tremendous supporter of our cause to educate, protect and empower Haitian children,” said Shannon Cox, co-founder and an executive director of Haitian Roots. “We are completely reliant on generous donations to maintain our schools, pay our staff, and feed and educate our students. Through generous donations and fundraisers from Uplift.Art, we have made tremendous strides in growing our schools and keeping our students safe.”
"After spending time in Haiti and seeing the immense need that existed from all angles, we felt that focusing our attention in the area of education was one positive step we could make towards helping the people of this beautiful and soulful nation,” says Michael Blu, founder of Uplift.Art, “Education is at the root of a self-sufficient and empowered populace, and we are extremely honored and proud to be working with Haitian Roots to help deliver much-needed assistance to the children and families of Haiti.”
Uplift.Art has leveraged blockchain technology to ensure authenticity and rarity with collections of original music and art. Through charity art auctions, Uplift.Art has raised hundreds of thousands in cryptocurrency, which has been donated to Haitian Roots to provide education for children in Haiti.
Haitian Roots is dedicated to changing Haiti’s future through education. It can cost up to $600 for a child to attend school in Haiti each year. Most Haitian families live on less than $500 per year, making education a distant dream for most children. Haitian Roots uses 100% of the donations received for educate with no paid employees or executives. The funds donated from the Uplift community will be a tremendous help in the fight against poverty in Haiti.