Picnic tables aren’t just for eating. Tables are also used to study, play, make friends, and even rest. I like to call them Friendship Tables. In the summer of 2016, I was blessed through a mission trip to Haiti. One of the projects was to provide picnic tables for outside seating at a newly constructed school. The kids had nowhere on the grounds or on the rooftop of the school to sit. They either stood or sat on the ground in their pretty uniforms.
With a template we created before we left the United States, we were able to purchase the materials in Haiti to make five tables. The kids couldn’t wait to sit on them once we finished. They crowded around with more than 12 kids sitting at a table. They were even eager to pitch in and help build them. Something that we take for granted, the picnic table, made a huge difference to my Haitian friends.
This made a permanent impression on me. Making tables was something I could do to help others and in the process, I made new friends in Haiti. I am going back in the summer of 2018 and want to leave at least 20 more tables for my Haitian friends. And it is my wish that this template, with printed and video instructions can help many others leave Friendship Tables all over the world. Thank you for visiting this website. Please freely share the link, the instructions and contribute as you can.
Bondye ap travay,