Soles 4 Haiti Update

Please remember to bring your donation of flip flops to our holiday party. Our campaign continues to help our neighbors in need.

As the year comes to an end, GMSHRM members should be proud of the role they played in helping children in Haiti overcome the devastation wrought by the January earthquake and now most recently by Hurricane Tomas in donating over 2,500 pairs of brand new flip flops to Harvest International through our partnership with AmericasRelief Team, surpassing our goal of 2,010!!

We would particularly like to thank a number of organizations and individuals who played an amazing role in coordinating the collection of flip flops at their work places. Marriott Hotels led by Nicole Larrivee, Director of Human Resources in their Global Reservations Sales & Customer Care collected 933 pairs, Dade County Federal Credit Union led by their CEO, George Joseph and VP of Human Resources, Rita Rosen collected 629 pairs, and Burger King led by Joan Gliboff, Director of Total Rewards collected over 400 pairs. Other fine organizations that contributed substantial amounts include Transatlantic Re, Kingsway Amigo Ins. Co and Crescent Heights. Our thanks also goes to many in our membership who individually brought several pairs to our meetings every month.


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   Cindy Lau-Evans (GMSHRM), Rita Rosen (DCFCU), Andrea Moreira (DCFCU), Norma Charles (DCFCU), Karina Almendral (DCFCU), David Nunes (GMSHRM).    Boca Raton Marriott Team Milena Solorzano, Nicole Larrivee, Maria Zelenak (Marriott).

Please remember that we will be collecting flip flops at our Saks networking event and our holiday party. We also encourage you to reach out to your organizations to conduct a flip flops campaign among your staff during the holiday season. Haiti’s situation continues to be a challenge and their needs continue to be desperate in the foreseeable future. For further information, click here for a copy of the Soles 4 Haiti flyer. We will be presenting awards to the top 3 organizations at our holiday party on Friday, December 3rd at the Bossa Nova Lounge, Doral Golf Resort & Spa. For more details please feel free to contact David Nunes at