Local School, UF Club Collecting Donations for Haiti After Hurricane Matthew


After Hurricane Matthew crossed the western half of Haiti last week, thousands of people died and many were left homeless. One local Gainesville school, Sidney Lanier, has strong ties to Haiti and hopes to bring relief supplies to the island country in December.

For several years, Sidney Lanier, an Alachua County public school for students with disabilities, has been working with an orphanage in Haiti. Sidney Lanier staff members have visited the orphanage and students from both schools have been able to video conference together.

Now, the schools is planning another trip to Haiti this December and is collecting relief supplies along with the University of Florida’s Club Creole to bring much-needed supplies. Club Creole will be holding the donation drive throughout the week.


About Anastasia Fraga

Anastasia is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

Check Also

Alachua County School Board Votes 4-1 In Favor Of ‘Optional Innovative Reopening’ Plan

The plan, which must be sent to the state by Friday, includes three choices for how students would like to continue their education in the fall, offering one online and two in-person options.