Legal assistant starts nonprofit to help school children in Haiti

Visitors to Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green’s Boston office are greeted nowadays not only by the firm’s receptionist, but also by a large plastic bin at the front desk that’s filled with colorful notebooks, folders and pencils.

In December, the contents of the bin will be packaged up and shipped off to a school in Haiti, where children lack the most basic learning tools: school supplies.

Carline Lemoine, a legal assistant at Sheehan Phinney, is the driving force behind the effort. Lemoine recently started the nonprofit Give Hope to offer school children in Haiti a chance to succeed in spite of the poverty and natural disasters that have ravaged the small Caribbean country in recent years.

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