Dinner out helps school in Haiti


NORTH CANAAN — For four hours on Oct. 6 customers at the McDonald’s here, whether they knew it or not, supported a group called Partners with Haiti.

The Rev. Ed Eastman of Greenwoods Community Church in Sheffield, Mass., said turnout was excellent and that about $650 was raised between the McDonald’s proceeds and a teacup auction.

The organization earned 20 percent of sales from a four-hour period that evening. The church is targeting the money toward something it hopes could help move the island nation in the direction of self-sustainability: education.

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