Monday, February 28, 2011

Announcing Sweet Sleep's next trip to Haiti!

Hello friends!

I'm excited to announce the date for our next Sweet Sleep trip to Haiti: April 13-19, 2011. This trip is open to anybody, so please send this email to your friends or post the information on your blog, Facebook or Twitter…whatever you’d like!

More information is as follows:

Sample itinerary:
Depart for Miami: April 13th
Spend the night in Miami
Depart for Port-Au-Prince April 14th
Arrive PAP and go to Petionville/team house. Petionville is about 30 min outside PAP.
Drop off gear/Collect supplies/Go to orphanage

Each regular day will consist of the following:
Team breakfast and devotion
Day at orphanage installing beds/working with children
Dinner at team house and team time
Additional opportunities for a mission project or seeing downtown PAP is also a possibility.

About the orphanage:

A Haitian pastor and his wife run this orphanage which is located in Petionville, Haiti. Petionville is a beautiful mountainous area with incredible views and, sadly, now thousands of people living in the city now in tents. At last count, there were 120 kids ages 3-17 living in the orphanage; including several who lost parents or family members in the earthquake. 30 children sleep on the floor. There’s a new addition to accommodate children who came to the orphanage after the quake which is located on the back of the orphanage. There are roughly 18 girls sleeping on cinderblocks and plywood in that room. Also the orphanage has a few shanties in the front of the orphanage. They put a bunch of babies in one crib because they only have 1 mattress.

Applications and a $500 deposit are due to Sweet Sleep by Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Checks should be made to Sweet Sleep. All checks must have this note in the memo line “preference for 0411HT (and then your last name)”. The trip cost is $1,950.00 and includes airfare, hotel, insurance, lodging, transportation, food and all other in-country expenses. You will only need additional money for the items you purchase at the airports or for souvenirs.

• Your passport must not expire before October 19, 2011.
• Sweet Sleep must have your EXACT name as it appears on your passport as well as your date of birth at the time of your deposit in order to book your ticket.
• No vaccinations are required to enter Haiti. The recommendations for vaccinations can be found on the CDC website:

Team meetings will be a mix of in-person and conference calls. You don’t have to live in or near the Nashville area to be on the team.

All other questions can be answered by Sweet Sleep by contacting Emily Colledge at