Out of State Care, Into Families

It’s a sad fact that a lack of resources can create hurdles that are hard to overcome in any situation. In the case of adoption and foster care, these hurdles can be absolutely devastating, leaving children without permanent caregivers, simply because of the lack of...

RetailROI and Trezo Bring Hope to Haiti

Treasure can mean different things to different people, but the common thread woven through the personal definitions is that treasure is something of great value and worth.  (Click photo for full case...

A Success Story – A Child That Should Have Been a Statistic

This is a brief story of Demetrius Napolitano, a young man who should have been a statistic. He grew up and was passed around 30 different foster homes. Today he is not only surviving but thriving...and adopted into a forever family at age 24. This is part...

New Classrooms at Trezo

Trezo Update: November 2017   Last year, during RetailROI's March Gladness campaign, we raised enough money to build a school in Trezo, Haiti. Here is an update of what is going on in this community. "Last year's Hurricane Matthew nearly ruined our Grade...

Time to Celebrate

Let's celebrate. At the close of summer 2017, the first 100 students started school in Haiti!  (the first phase of classrooms built:  7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grades).  It’s a celebration that ROI/Lifesong have created SAFE homes (first 3 homes built of the...

Cambodia & a U.S. Hero

In April, Retail Orphan Initiative and CTRL ALT DEL Poverty partnered with VisionTrust Asia. We travel to Cambodia to install and deploy Mobile Educational Technology Labs (METL) for the kids in 2 different villages. This trip was made even more special with the...

The Children’s Law Center

RetailROI supports an amazing organization right here in the United States called The Children's Law Center. They help help offset adoption costs and expedite them through the system. ROI just learned they recently finalized 3 more adoptions. That is now 270 kids that...

Shark Tank, Honduras Style

Imagine a room buzzing with energy and ideas, excitement and nerves, a room full of budding entrepreneurs, all waiting for a turn to present their business ideas to a panel of retail industry leaders. In this room, dreams can be realized or sent back to the drawing board. If it sounds a lot like Shark Tank or Dragon’s Den, that’s because the setup is similar, but that’s where the similarities end.

From Inside an Earthquake – Part 2

The following is a first person account from Suman Sapkota of RetailROI Partner Free for Life Since we started partnering with Free For Life, over 552 children had been rescued from human trafficking. On April 25th, the mission changed as a massive earthquake hit the region…here is his story. You can read part 1 of this story here: