Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Thanks To All The Students, Staff and Families

I am constantly amazed by the generosity of our Birney Community.

Parents and teachers dug through the couches, car seats and change boxes, while the kids broke open their piggy banks to fill the tubs with hope. Kids in Ghana are VERY lucky to have our families on their side.

While I was dumping change into the machine at Ralphs, people came up asked what I was doing and added their own stories of Ghana along with the loose change in their pockets to the cause.

Everyone has been touched in a positive way by giving of their change and their hearts. This is a great example of what makes Birney a wonderful school.

Thanks to the week long efforts of our students, headed up by a dedicated staff, we raised about $688.00 dollars for the school and children in Ghana. We will continue to collect in the 2009-10 school year so save your pennies (and other loose change) and we will continue to give with a generous heart until those kids have the same advantages as ours. Loving people in their lives...

Thanks Again.


LADYLUKE said...

I agree, Michelle! I was thoroughly impressed with the Ghana effort - from the penny drive to the amazing model Candace has entered into the $50,000 grant competition. Maybe we really can change the world!

Michelle said...

One penny at a time...