September Newsletter
We always appreciate young people getting involved in FH4H's projects.
For FH4H, they are an invaluable source of new ideas, energy and help.
Thank you to all our young volunteers!
Meet Sebastian Curiel, founder of Charms for Change...
How did you start Charms for Change?

I left my home country Venezuela at six and moved to Colombia. I eventually came to the United States when I was 11 years old. Living in three different countries allowed me to view the world from many different perspectives. These experiences eventually planted the seed of what became wanting to help others.

It all began in quarantine when I started making necklaces out of boredom. After having my friends constantly bugging me to make them some, I began selling them. After many sales, I realized that this hobby could be something more significant, so I decided I wanted to use it to help others.

This led me to discover FH4H. Once I did, I continued to sell my handmade necklaces, but instead of keeping the profits, I donated them all to FH4H to help Haiti.

What is the step by step process behind Charms for Change?

Charms for Change is run 100% through its Instagram (@charms4changee). That is where all its publications take place as well as where all sales happen. When people are interested in buying my jewelry, they direct message me and tell me their custom order. After a week or less, I have it ready. Depending on the case by case hand, either I deliver it or ship it. This has allowed me to sell these necklaces all over the United States.

When the end of the month comes around, I send 100% of the money I made to FH4H.

How did you find FH4H and why did you decide to partner with them?

After hearing about the 2021 earthquake that hit Haiti, I knew exactly who I wanted to help. Having grown up in Latin America, I felt it was my job to help however I could. This led me to discover FH4H. As soon as I found them, I knew they were the people I wanted to work with. Not only because they lived in my same community but also because they have the same goals I do.

Why do you think it's important for young people to take initiative in things like community service?

I think it is essential for young people to take the initiative in community service because Change exists in every individual. Once I realized this, I began my service project to do my part in making the world a better place.

Follow @CharmsforChangee
Sebastian Curiel and his Charms for Change bracelets
...and some of this year's amazing volunteers
Luis Lasa - 10th grader at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
Fill a Pencilbox for a student in Haiti campaign

"I had the opportunity to collect and pack school supplies for a village in Haiti with my Belen golf team. Not only did we support an amazing cause, but we bonded as a team. This partnership gives us an opportunity to build a brotherhood while accomplishing the grater good"
Martina Donantueno - 10th grader at MAST Academy
Brazilian Night Volunteer

"During February of this year, I had the opportunity to help out at the Brazilian Night hosted by the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne. It was so fun to sell raffle tickets and to meet the guests of the gala. It meant a lot to me to know that I was making a positive impact. FH4H always does such a great job in finding fun and marvelous ways to help out and I was so glad to be a part of this event as it was such an educational and rewarding experience."
Alejandro and Sebastian Pestana - 10th and 12th graders at Archbishop Edward A McCarthy High School
Fill a Pencilbox for a student in Haiti campaign
"We feel honored to be a part of this project. It has allowed us to help people and spread awareness to my community about the struggles that are going on in Haiti. We also wanted to get some of our friends to help out too, so they can spread the word around and we can make something big out of this project. "
Pilar Canatelli - 12th grader at ISPA
FH4H Club founder at ISPA

"I have collected school supplies through drives in different schools and donated boxes of language arts books for the students in Ile-a-Vache. This has helped me see the world with completly different eyes and taught my heart that when you are able to help there is always an open heart to receive. This experience has changed me completely."
Josefina Estrada - 12th grader at MAST Academy
Newsletter Writer

"I have been writing the newsletters for almost two years, and it has been a very fulfilling experience. Not only has it been an opportunity for me, but I also get to help FH4H in the best way I can."

Save The Date for our
VII annual Brazilian Night!

On February 24th, 2023, FH4H and The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne will host a fun dinner, dance and show party @ the Key Biscayne Beach Club.

This year's proceeds will go towards a long-awaited project at Ecole du Village. More details in following communications
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