Following my first year of law school, I spent the summer of 2003 in Mississippi, investigating cases for a death penalty defense office. It was a fascinating and horrifying summer, where the silver lining we sought was a life in prison, rather than death. Since then, I’ve worked on a variety of important human rights causes. I’ve worked side by side with many dedicated, passionate, hard workers who are committed to making the world a better place by alleviating suffering and helping people survive.
What’s been missing in these endeavors, however, is an element of *joy*. What draws me to Project HOPE Art’s work with orphans in Haiti is precisely that joy. It is the sparkle, the whimsy, the art, the laughter, and the delight.
Because playing, dancing, and creating are essential to leading a life worth living. And these things should not be a luxury for those who can afford it.
Because laughter is a human necessity. And joy is a human right.
To help us bring joy and sparkle to Haiti this July, please consider donating to Rainbows to Haiti