Coach Mindes worked with Magnolia Elementary School’s ‘Kids for Peace’ chapter this year, speaking a couple of times with the children about his life in Haiti and his journey to where he is now at LA Galaxy San Diego. Mindes taught the kids about Haitian culture, food, language, etc. Several kids in the group play for the club so they were all very excited to spend time with him.
The ‘Kids for Peace’ chapter will be sending ‘Peace Packs’ to Haiti for the children at Mindes’ uncle’s orphanage. They gathered school supplies, personal hygiene items and comfort items (such as stuffed animals and hand written notes….some in French!). Coach Mindes will personally deliver these supplies when he goes home to visit Haiti this summer.
Well done to Coach Mindes and all who are involved and who helped out with the ‘Kids for Peace’ chapter.