That’s A Lot of Change

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

A.G. Bell School in Chicago, IL raises nearly $2,000 in change!   Yes…the jingly kind!!

Check out the letter we just received…

My name is Samantha D., I am writing from Alexander Graham Bell School on the north side of Chicago. One of our school initiatives this year was to promote green initiatives in our curricula and our community-based efforts. As such we re­searched like-minded organizations and were particularly inspired by your efforts.

While it may be easy to impress upon adults the issues of the world, children are often unsure of what they can do to help. In an effort to inspire them and show how they can make a difference, we held a “penny war” competition at our school.

Each grade competed against each other by filling their jug with pennies. They then “at­tacked” other grades with silver coins and dollars to negate their penny earnings. The battle was fierce, and we are proud of the camaraderie that surfaced. After five days of “battle” (and a LOT of coin counting) we raised over $1900. We would like to give you this money to support your cause of helping people the world over have better access to clean water.

Know this money comes truly from the hearts of children ages 5-15. We truly look for­ward to hearing how our contribution helps your program. Thank you for all you do. We are honored to help and hope to continue a burgeoning relationship in the future.

This donation of change will bring enourmous change to a school and community in Western Kenya.  In just a few months we will send 100% of the donation to the field to dig a fresh water well.

The students of A.G. Bell School will be watching, right here, as pictures and updates of the project are posted – as we get them.

Way to go!

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