Hey Dot Family!
Hallie, Dot's Founder, here. I wanted to give y'all a quick update on an exciting addition to our semester!
Dot is headed to Haiti on our first Dot Partner trip!
Our goal with Dot is to be more than just a financial backer for organizations doing incredible work around the world, much more actually. We aim to be a hands-on partner in the work that God is calling people to. We want to help equip both our students and the adults that serve them to build nations that actively serve Jesus and each other, and we believe we will do that best through education. My (Hallie) goal with Dot has always been to be supporting our partners in their countries as often as possible, so I'm so excited to tell you that I'm headed on our first Dot Partner Trip next week!
Next week? Yes!
April 27-29, we'll be in Haiti envisioning a partnership with But God Ministries!
We're working on developing a partnership with But God Ministries, a Jackson-based ministry that works in Haiti. They run an orphanage and work with local schools, and we're looking to add the ministry to our partners this fall. I'm so excited about the potential of a Haitian partner and have been so impressed by the work that But God does in Haiti. So, when Stan Buckley, their executive director, mentioned that they had a team going at the beginning of next week, I said "sign me up!". It's a "vision trip" which means we'll only be gone for a short period of time, but our goal is to see where we can plug in to help But God Ministries in the future!
We're going to Haiti to meet the kids we'll be sending to school, but we'll also get to check out an opportunity for a potential product to be made in Haiti. It's been a dream from the beginning to have some of our Dot Products supporting the parents of the children we send to school, and we're praying this is our first step to making that a reality!
Here's where you come in.
We're asking for you to partner with us.
This trip is pricey but well worth it. Dot has incredible friends who have generously offered to match all donations up to $700 in order to start a fund for these kinds of trips! The catch is we only get the money if you donate! Would you consider giving a $20 or $50 donation to help us provide jobs and education to the people of Haiti? With the matching donor, giving $50 is like giving $100! Through this trip and ones like it in the future, we'll build relationships that will lead to long-term sustainability for families in Haiti and around the world!
Knowing the right thing to do, particularly in important business decisions like these, is not always easy. Would you be praying for clarity as I travel to Haiti? That we would find the right people to make the product we're thinking of or to shift our thinking altogether? That our partnership with But God Ministries would be a blessing to the people of Haiti and our students would have a passion for their education?
Thank you for your partnership, and we can't wait to share our trip with you.
Follow along on social media #DotPartnerTrips.
Dot Products, Founder and CEO