I'm Nittai Malchin, a senior at Palo Alto High School in CA and the founder of One Love Advocates. Our mission is to do whatever possible to improve access to education in communities that are struggling with destructive or endemic problems. My immediate focus is helping kids in Haiti gain access to educational opportunities. I recently traveled to Haiti, and I will be documenting my trip on this site. There are 4 sections (see navigation above) to my mini site: (1) my blog where i document my activities, impressions and thoughts from Haiti (2) About One Love where you can read more about the initiative (3) Support One Love where you can learn how to get involved, donate or help (4) contact info. And on the right sidebar you will find more info such as links to other sites, feeds, photos, videos, and ways to contact me or share One Love with others. Also, check out the cool toolbar on the bottom of your screen to see our videos, photos, and Facebook page, for translations, and more. Thank you for visiting and feel free to share your thoughts.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Three More Days to Go

We're just three days away from my trip to Haiti! I'm starting to pack some stuff now as the trip nears, mostly shorts and t-shirts because it's supposed to be almost 100 degrees when I'm there! But with tropical storms raining down at the same time, which will surely be a bit strange as I've never experienced such weather. Also, my teacher for my Advanced Photography class has also allowed me to borrow a nice camera so that I will be able to document my experiences with all of you throughout the trip. The camera that I'm currently using for class, unfortunately, is several years old and definitely wouldn't produce high quality images for me to share...

Things are really starting to come along regarding my fundraising efforts for Haiti. I have sent out fund-raising e-mails and messages to my friends and family, all of whom have been tremendously generous and supportive. I'd like to thank everybody who has made a contribution, large or small, whether it is a monetary donation or simply following the blog. Without your help, my work in Haiti would not be nearly as effective and meaningful as it is now. We've been able to raise a great deal of money thus far, and hope to continue to do so. It's great to see that even during tough economic times like these, people are ready and willing to help those who are less fortunate. Most people work and simply do not have the time to research organizations and such, so it is my pleasure to provide them with an opportunity to help rebuild Haiti.

In addition to the fundraising, thanks to the guys at Jungle who hooked us up, I've made some 500 OneLove stickers to pass out and spread the word. My brothers and sister have been handing them out at their school for now, and I plan on starting to do the same. Any creative ideas for what else I could do with them? Leave a comment and let me know if you have any... Finally, Exact Science (http://www.exact-science.com/), an awesome clothing company, has agreed to send OneLove some clothes as a donation as a tool for raising money and spreading the word about our cause.

That's all for now everybody.. Stay tuned for any more news as the trip gets closer and closer!

One Love

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