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April Haiti Impact Trip Day 5 4/6/2018 – Gao Lee

By Kristi Hofacker | April 17, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 5 4/6/2018 – Gao Lee Going to the same place can never give anyone the same experiences and or memories as before. During the beginning of this trip and even weeks before the trip, I was worried. I was worried because last year was so good that I thought to myself, “What if this year does not top it?” Although I had my worries and doubts, I am extremely thankful…

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April Haiti Impact Trip Day 4 4/5/2018 – Jessica Perez-Adame

By Kristi Hofacker | April 17, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 4 4/5/2018 – Jessica Perez-Adame Soccer is a beautiful sport. Regardless if you know how to play it or love to watch the game, soccer brings people from all over the place together with a common interest regardless of who you are. The Haitian Initiative is an amazing program that brings the community of Cite Soleil together and empowers many children coming from very poor living conditions and food instability.…

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April Haiti Impact Trip Day 3 4/4/2018 – Julie Fallenstein

By Kristi Hofacker | April 7, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 3 4/4/2018 – Julie Fallenstein Mission Trip to Haiti – Life Changing experiences We have been in Haiti now for two and a half days and I have seen so many things; children extremely eager to learn English, focused intently on the instructor; children excited to play soccer, on a gravel soccer field in heat that felt like 95 degrees and children thrilled and thankful to receive some extra food…

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April Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Jordan Dolbin

By Kristi Hofacker | April 4, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Jordan Dolbin Each new year, I choose a word to focus on throughout the year; it’s called it a “guiding word”. For me, a guiding word serves as a point of reference and perspective as I work toward and through my goals. As my Haiti trip approached, I grew both excited and nervous. I started to ask myself questions. What will the Haitians be like? What kind…

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Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Danai Kerbaugh

By Kristi Hofacker | April 4, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Danai Kerbaugh When I was younger, I remember learning about an earthquake that took place in a foreign country called Haiti. It was my first glimpse into what devastation looks like, and the first my young mind had realized that life was not as easy for everyone as it was for me. I remember being so confused, and wondering why there were people in the world that…

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April Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Kristen Flom

By Kristi Hofacker | April 4, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Kristen Flom April 3, 2018 …my first full day in Port-au-Prince.  Today included visiting the history museum, walking through centre ville, teaching English, distributing t-shirts and soccer shoes at the Sanneh Foundation center, walking through Cité du Soleil, eating dinner at the guest house and reflecting about our adventures.  What an amazing day!  It’s hard to summarize a day that’s full of things familiar and new.  The…

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April Haiti Impact Trip Day 1 4/2/2018 – Kent Campbell

By Kristi Hofacker | April 4, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 1 4/2/2018 – Kent Campbell Today began like most days arise with daily rituals but at an earlier time than usual to set forth on a new adventure. The first reminder of being in a new country was flipping the light switch and having no power as this is dictated by the state as to when the power is on or off.  In spite of this the house staff had…

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April Haiti Impact Trip 4/1/2018 – Cassie Johnson

By Kristi Hofacker | April 4, 2018

Haiti Impact Trip 4/1/2018 – Cassie Johnson Happy Easter Fools Day! Today, Sunday April 1st, April Fool’s Day and also Easter, we all arrived in Haiti. I was especially anxious all day because I was flying Standby and I am SO HAPPY, and relieved, that I made it here to write this post! I’m so excited to submerge myself into a new culture and open my heart, my eyes and my mind to a different…

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Record-Breaking Gala4Goals on Same Night as Record-Breaking Snowfall

By Kristi Hofacker | March 13, 2018

Record-Breaking Gala4Goals on Same Night as Record-Breaking Snowfall Even a record-breaking winter storm which dumped just short of a foot of snow on the Twin Cities over the course of two days wasn’t enough to stop the raging success of the record-breaking 2018 The Sanneh Foundation’s Gala4Goals, held Saturday, February 24, at the RiverCentre in St. Paul.  Over 1,200 people braved the snow and the cold to support the Foundation, the largest crowd ever assembled in…

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Super Bowl 53 Garners Supersized Live Auction Donation

By Kristi Hofacker | March 12, 2018

Super Bowl 53 Garners Supersized Live Auction Donation Because of generous live auction donations, this year’s live auction winners will enjoy a Vikings Training Center Tour and Lunch with Vikings’ Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Warren; a Minnesota Wild hockey game in a fully-loaded, private suite; an exquisite Culinary Experience with Award-Winning Chef, David Fhima; a Home Opener Suite for 14 guests at a Minnesota United Game; a Minnesota Wild Suite at the Boston Bruins game;…

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