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Monday, April 14, 2014

Blown away by the Park Elementary Community

Last month I shared that Casey's 3rd grade class was making and selling greeting cards as their spring service project.  I am so excited to tell you that the 3rd graders at Park Elementary sold over 700 cards, and raised over $700.  CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT? 

The kids got together after school on a Tuesday afternoon, and in 1 1/2 hours they cranked out the cards.






Amazing!

As a group they decided that the money they earned would go to the Ministry of Hope Crisis Nursery in Lilongwe, Malawi.  The Crisis Nursery was definitely our kids favorite part of living in Malawi last summer.  We visited the nursery a couple of afternoons a week and play with the children. Casey hasn't stopped talking about her special friend Tionga.  Casey even wrote a special report for her class about the Crisis Nursery.


You can learn more about Ministry of Hope and the Crisis Nursery at minisryofhope.org

Charlie's 1st grade class also decided to make Malawi the focus of their spring "give back" event.  They held a read-a-thon the Wednesday before spring break.  After asking their family and friends to sponsor them, they read over 2 1/2 hours and had special guest readers.  Donations continued to come in over spring break, and this morning Mrs. Hossink's class surprised us with the grand total....

Drum roll please..............................................................................................$976
 
Mrs. Hossink's first graders are sending the $ they raised to There is Hope to help purchase playground equipment and garden supplies.
 
 
Thank you so much Mrs. Gitler and Mrs. Hossink for taking the time to plan these special events! 
 
Thank you Park Elementary for showing your love and support for Malawi and for our family!


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