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Trinity Academy of Raleigh Releases Podcast on Haiti Relief Efforts

Raleigh, NC, May 26, 2010 --( Dr. Robert Littlejohn, head of school at Trinity Academy of Raleigh (, a preK-12 college preparatory school community located in north Raleigh, has announced the release of a podcast discussing the school’s “Hoodies for Haiti” fundraiser. “Hoodies for Haiti” raised $2,170 for Haiti earthquake relief during a three-day fundraiser, planned and executed by Trinity upper school students. During the fundraiser, students who donated money for Haiti relief were able to wear jeans and sweatshirts rather than their school uniforms. The money raised went to Joy In Hope, a nonprofit organization located in Jacmel, Haiti, and provided the equivalent of $100,000 worth of medical supplies purchased at discounted prices. To listen to the podcast, visit

“I am excited that this podcast will allow the community the opportunity to learn how our students got involved in providing relief to earthquake victims in Haiti,” said Littlejohn. “We are proud of the passion our students had for helping the victims, and the hard work they put into raising $2,170 in only three days.”

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Haiti Earthquake Relief Podcast

- “Hoodies for Haiti” was inspired by the experience of Trinity exchange student Claire Hao, who lived in China during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and wanted to provide aid to those in Haiti suffering from the same devastation she witnessed. “Hoodies for Haiti” was planned after Hao spoke with Courtney Stoner, a fellow student whose family donates time to Joy In Hope. The podcast features Hao, Stoner and Stoner’s mother, Kris Stoner, discussing the work that went into the fundraiser, their expectations, how the money was used and the importance of students engaging in such efforts to provide aid.

- Trinity Academy of Raleigh is a community of faith and learning emphasizing the liberal arts and sciences. The school equips students to live with wisdom, excellence and purpose in the modern world by offering an education grounded in the Christian faith and the classical tradition.

- Joy In Hope was established in 2008 as a parent organization for Haitian Children’s Home in an effort to better meet the many needs observed in Haiti. This organization was founded with the mission to support, encourage and build Haitian families, providing them with the spiritual, educational, cultural and physical foundation needed to impact their community, their nation, and the world for Christ. For more information, visit

About Trinity Academy of Raleigh:
Trinity Academy of Raleigh is a pre-K through12 college preparatory school community located just off I540 in North Raleigh. Founded in 1995, the school focuses on educating the whole person, with its strong emphasis on the classical liberal arts and sciences, sports, the fine arts, and spiritual formation. The top 1/3 of Trinity's 2008 graduating class averaged more than $101,000 per student in merit-based scholarships from various colleges and universities. Trinity Academy is also committed to being a resource for the Triangle community, creating partnerships with area churches and community organizations such as the YMCA, North Wake Baseball, The Princeton Review and many others. Trinity Academy currently enrolls 312 students and employs 55 faculty and staff, under the direction of Head of School Robert Littlejohn, Ph.D. For more information, call (919) 786-0114, or visit

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