Girls Speak Out

Testimonials from the girls who have benefitted from our programs

I love basketball and soccer also. I like the volunteer Alex because he helped us a lot and also Marc Henry.

Nehemie St Juste
Hope Village

I love soccer and volleyball, and I love my new friend Beatrice because she is nice.

Hope Village

I love the basketball and the volleyball. I liked the volunteer Marc Henry because he was nice and funny.

Ehana Jean Louise
Hope Village

I spent the whole week there and I liked the week sooooo much! The activities I liked the most were playing soccer and also dance and volleyball. I also made a lot of new friends. I loved the camp so much! Thank you!

Betty, age 9

My name is Alexandrine and I always wanted the opportunity to visit the school. I always asked God to let me visit and thanks to God my dream was realized. I want to say thank you to everyone who participated in the camp and I hope we can do the camp again. I thank Leslie for everything she does and everyone else too.

Alexandrine, age 16

My favorite is soccer because I want to get better so I can play. I liked everything they did at the camp. I learned how to dance.

Yoomie Dorvilus, age 15, from Cannan

Chalenda said that soccer was her favorite activity at camp this week. The volunteers were nice, especially Farah, who read to them. She liked Coach Delice too. She liked Tatiana and Junior in basketball. 

Chalenda is originally from Bombardopolis in the north west of Haiti, but lives at My Father’s House orphanage now. 

Chalenda Jean Baptiste, age 14

Widline Choute, 14 years old, lives at My Father’s House orphanage since 2009. She is originally from Furcy, above Port-au-Prince.

She is in the 4th grade and loved camp, especially soccer!

BoulderShares® Testimonials

People are talking about our work. Here’s what our donors and volunteers have to say.

Dearest Melky,

I add my heartfelt thanks to Joan’s for your wonderful contribution to our Global Compassion Ball!…..I wish you could have continued singing all night. It is such a gift to be able to express your love and commitment via music……and it opens people’s hearts! We were all so inspired and thank you so much! I so very much appreciate our Denver Dynamo – Leslie Sosnowski (of BoulderShares)…for connecting us!

We stand ready to support you for the upcoming Haiti mission…so let us know what you need. Many thanks to you once again, and Blessings to you and Supreme…..we look forward to working with you and Carma and giving hope to the people of Haiti!
 All the Best,
 Nancy Rivard
 President, Airline Ambassadors

Hi Leslie:

I wanted to write and thank you for getting us involved in the Airline Ambassadors program. Lenya and I enjoyed our trip to New York last week and we were so impressed by the organization and the aid that they have delivered around the world in the last 8 years. It is an impressive organization and we are proud to be able to participate in such a worth cause.

Thank you for introducing me to the first lady of El Salvador as well. She seemed very pleased to be attending the Gala and I am sure it is a wonderful thing for her country to receive the assistance of this program.

I hope you enjoyed your trip as well and made it home safely. We look forward to working with you again in the future and possibly even joining William on a future BoulderShares trip.

Kind Regards,

Stephanie Carter
Wallaroo Hat Company

Dear Leslie,

It is just after 10:00 on Monday, July 31st. I’ve just checked my e-mail and found a message containing not only a round-trip ticket to Haiti, but also the accommodating flights to make my travels possible. I must have sat behind my screen for 5 minutes looking at the email, giving it a chance to sink in because it felt too good to be true.

When Sara reached out to me nearly two weeks ago, inviting me to join you guys on your trip to Haiti, I immediately was reminded of my incredible experience from a few summers before. I knew I wanted to do everything I could to be able to be a part of the amazing work that your organization does. There’s this quote by Nicole Addison that goes:

You must find your why. That why that gets you up early in the morning. That why that has you staying up late. That why that keeps you going. If your why does not fill you up with a mixture of emotions, bringing with it both happiness and tears, laughter and anxiousness, eagerness and worries, then it is not your why. Keep searching until you find it.

Many people, myself included, are searching for that “why” that Addison is talking about. Though Addison only discusses one “why”, I believe that an individual can have many. While I may not know you incredibly well, this quote made me thing of you. My trip to Haiti was eye-opening. Becoming aware of the cultural differences, intellectual disabilities, was disheartening. Coming from a country where efforts to raise awareness, spread compassion and acceptance and to empower all are the norm, see that that wasn’t the case in Haiti left me feeling powerless…but not for long.

Witnessing the gratitude and surprise of each girl that Sara and tied and fitted shoes for was beyond fulfilling. Because o the sneakers you had brought, countless girls were able to comfortably participate in any activity their heart desired. I have yet to see something as beautiful as the smiles worn by each and every girl that participated in that camp.

The world needs more people who share the same vision and traits that seem to come so naturally to you. The reason that Nicole Addison quote reminded me of you is because even though I’m sure there are a million and one things, none easy, to have done in order for things to run as smoothly as they do, you get it done. I imagine that you have had to make sacrifices here and there, have had to be selfless for the sake of others. I just hope that no matter what, at the end of the day, you that all that you do does not go unnoticed. Your drive and determination to make this world a better place for everyone is unwavering.

Words cannot reflect how thankful I am to have this opportunity to work again with BoulderShares this summer, which was entirely made possible by your enormous generosity. As you may have noticed by now, I’m not very good at being concise, but I hope that I was able to convey my gratitude to you in this note. I cannot thank you enough, Leslie, and look forward to all that comes in these next days.

With love and thanks, 


Christele's Letter of thanks to BoulderShares

BoulderShares® is proud to announce a partnership with Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) whereby a young female pastry chef from Haiti, Christele Elie, received a scholarship to begin her studies for her Culinary Arts Associate Degree at the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute.

What Our Partners Say

Following is a special note of gratitude to BoulderShares from the Director of GOALS Haiti:

Dear Leslie and Karla,

“…Thanks to your work improving youth health and your support throughout everything, I am truly proud of the impact that this tournament has had on hundreds of young people in Haiti in a relatively short period of time. This entire initiative was possible solely because of the generous support of BoulderShares, and I hope you can help me share my thanks with everyone who made this happen on the US side of things. 

You’re both incredible people doing incredible things – thank you for allowing GOALS to take this on!”

Kona Shen
Director, GOALS Haiti

Following is a special note of gratitude to BoulderShares from the Director of GOALS Haiti:

The following two pictures depict an especially moving moment created when the members of the brass ensemble from the Holy Trinity Music School arrived on a hot Sunday afternoon to play “La Dessalinienne,” the Haitian national anthem, for the national amputee team before the exhibition match.  The soccer tournament was hosted by GOALS Haiti and sponsored by BoulderShares. Hundreds of people were directly impacted by the two-day event where sports, health education and music were celebrated outside of Cité Soleil in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Riley's Letter to Haitian Students and Athletes