Our hope is to raise funds through a 'change drive' at our Oak Park Unified School District elementary schools to support the S.O.I.L. organization in Haiti that builds composting toilet facilities. The program provides badly needed sanitation facilities, including to schools, where few exist, and converts the waste into compost to help restore the degraded topsoil on the island. Our goal is to raise at least $2000.
During Earth Week, 2015, teachers in our three elementary schools will put out homemade little boxes and invite children to bring in their loose change to contribute to the drive. In the process, the children will learn about Haiti and the problems that exist there with poverty, sanitation, and soil degradation. Our theme for Earth Week is soil and how important it is to take care of it in order to grow our food and feed us and the people of the world.