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Note from the Founder:

I hope you are enjoying much needed time with your loved ones and I am praying that you remain in good health and continue to prosper.

In the midst of everything that is happening in the world around us, Dare Humanity is making strides towards strengthening our work.

Part of our next steps include restructuring our team so that we can better serve our communities in Haiti. We will be accepting applications for members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board until April 15th. Creative, diverse, and skilled individuals who have a heart to serve are encouraged to apply.

Today, I’d like to introduce you to one of our new team members, Anna Tait. She is joining our team as a Fundraising Intern. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Anna for about six months now through the Alumni Mentor Program through the University of San Francisco (USF). Anna is currently studying a Masters in Nonprofit Administration at the university while running track and cross country. She is a runner and competes in the 1500m, 5000m and 6km cross country. Anna is also a senior member of the USF track and cross country team. Check out this video of Anna from USF.

Anna was born and raised in the Orkney Islands off the North East coast of Scotland. She graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in July 2019 with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry.

“I thrived in Glasgow, enjoying the academic and clinical application of my degree.”

She was involved in the university athletics club, podiatry society and worked part-time in a running footwear store.

“I was delighted when I received an athletic scholarship to study in San Francisco and I am very grateful for the opportunities and friendships the move across the pond has brought so far.”

Anna is passionate about holistic wellbeing and desires to be part of communities that encourage and prioritize holistic wellbeing.

“I'm a feminist and surround myself with those who advocate for equal opportunities for women.”

Anna strives to inspire and empower women of all ages, but particularly her younger teammates. She is motivated to improve the lives of others and she plans to use her experience to pursue a career in improving community health and wellbeing.

“I want to improve the effectiveness of collective impact efforts between sectors to improve access to health and social care services within disadvantaged communities.”

The values of Dare Humanity - Community, Empowerment and Leadership - stuck out to Anna because of her background and involvement in her community.

“I was fortunate to be raised in a small and prosperous Island community where I attended our local schools, played sports and spent lots of time outside. The support of my home community was integral in my ability to gain opportunities in education and sport.”

Anna is delighted to have the opportunity to join the team at Dare Humanity. She hopes to put the fundraising knowledge she has learned this academic year into practice and contribute to the development of effective and sustainable fundraising campaigns for upcoming months and beyond.

I want to invite you to join us in welcoming Anna to our team at Dare Humanity! We are grateful to have her join our growing team and we look forward to what we can accomplish together in the months to come.

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Dare Humanity was founded in 2015 with the hope to provide international aid, community-driven development, and health education.

Our initial work included community events to empower children and adults in Southern California. With these small community events, we were able to create awareness about Dare Humanity.

With our initial approach in mind, we made plans to expand our work. In 2015, our founder, Kia A. Harris Tattegrain, was sponsored to travel to Haiti for a medical mission trip to provide health and medical services to communities in Montrouis, Haiti. Her experience in Haiti, sparked something in her, although she did not know she would be returning to Haiti to begin work in the future.

In August of 2018, she completed her Master of Nonprofit Administration which allowed her to enhance the work of Dare Humanity and in September 2018, she returned to Haiti to begin the work of Dare Humanity.

Dare Humanity works with two communities in Haiti, Sonyen and Deluge, with a total population of approximately 3,200 community members. Our communities are located in Montrouis, Haiti, approximately 43 miles from Aéroport International Toussaint Louverture located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The community members of Sonyen and Deluge live in poor conditions with limited employment opportunities and resources, many fall ill due to health issues caused by the environment, unhealthy water and the lack of nutritious foods. Since February of 2019, the political climate began to decline in Haiti and has led to shortages in fuel and food, violence and inflation throughout the country and our communities continue to be affected.

Dare Humanity has established the Young Dreams Sponsorship Program which aims to provide educational opportunity to children in need with the funds necessary to receive quality education. A sponsorship pledge benefits more than just the children in our communities; it benefits the child's family and allows them to strengthen their schools, community and future. With our initial 7 students, we are able to increase access to education in Haiti.

As expressed at the beginning of this year, we have three main goals for 2020:

- We will be expanding the Young Dreams Sponsorship Program to support at least 20 more students!

- We will be continuing our efforts to provide clean drinking water in Haiti by installing at least one well.

- We will be creating new programs to better serve underserved communities.

Here’s how you can help:

- Donate to our fundraising page and help us expand our efforts this year

- Join us for our celebration event on Saturday, March 14th in San Rafael! Register here.

- Spread the word about Dare Humanity and our Young Dreams Sponsorship Program by following our Facebook page and sharing our posts.

- Join our Board of Directors or Advisory Board - We are looking for creative, diverse, and skilled individuals who have a heart to serve. Areas we need assistance in include nonprofit finance, fundraising, marketing, strategy and international development. Send your resume to

Thank you for your continued support of the work that we do and thank you for partnering with our communities in Haiti.

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I hope your new year is off to an amazing start!

Remember, this year is going to be our best year yet!

It has been almost a year since we have returned to Haiti. During our last trip to Haiti, we were in the midst of the beginning of political turmoil that spread throughout the country. Since then, things in Haiti have settled to the point that we are able to return for a few days to visit our communities.

I want to thank our liaisons, Frandler and Sondy for their hard work and communication with Dare Humanity in order to continue our work.

We are still believing that we will be able to accomplish our 2020 Vision this year!

Here's three ways you can support us for our upcoming trip to Haiti:

1. Provide light-weight in-kind donations such as feminine products, pencils, folders, packs of rice seeds, etc. Ship your donations directly to our mailbox by Monday, March 16th - PO Box 10083, Oakland, CA 94610

2. Donate to our fundraising page and help cover our baggage fees to get the donations from over the year to our communities in Haiti.

3. Spread the word about Dare Humanity and our work by following our Facebook page and sharing our posts.

Thank you for sharing and thank you for your support!

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Dare Humanity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization EIN: 47-3579899

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