Franchise Direct’s Dublin office received sad but also heart warming news last week.
Our multimedia editor and creator of our famous franchise videos - Karen Wrafter announced she was leaving Franchise Direct for a higher cause. Higher than franchising?! Karen is off to Haiti with Irish charity – Haven Partnership. The charity builds houses in many disadvantaged countries across the globe and this coming April, Karen and her Dad will be on a chartered flight with 248 other volunteers – some skilled builders and tradesmen and some unskilled volunteers to take part in their Build It Week initiative in Haiti. Over one week, 250 volunteers will build approximately 40 houses to provide much needed homes to families affected by poverty in Haiti. Following this amazing week, Karen doesn’t intend on taking a break and will spend another 3 months carrying out other charity work in Haiti – she’s our very own Mother Teresa!!!
While we are all sad to see Karen go, we are all immensely proud of her big heart and wonderful enthusiasm to help others in need. Karen needs to raise €4,000 to get herself out to Haiti along with materials and supplies to help build the homes in Haiti. If you would like to find out more about Haven or to donate, then visit Haven’s website and remember to cite Karen Wrafter as the person you want to sponsor!! .
Here is a video from last year’s Haven Build it Week in Haiti, we’re all sure our Galway girl Karen will have loads of fun teaching the Haitian kids the lyrics to The Fields of Athenry or The Galway Girl!!!