Friday, February 25, 2011

Family Challenge

This article - "First Grader Proves "Yes, We Can" Isn't Just for Adults" by Megan Cottrell has been nothing but inspirational. A teacher, Sue Veni, read her students the book "The Goodness Gorillas" that was about a group of school kids who try spreading kindness around their school and community. Veni then gave each of her students an envelope with $10 in it, asking them to "think outside the envelope," to use the money to do good in   their own community.  One of her students, Jake Levine, took the challenge. He took the $10 plus a little of his own to buy stamps. He proceeded to write letters to his friends and family, asking for donations for the Leukemia Research Foundation. It was a cause close to his heart as his own grandmother had died of Leukemia in 2009. Jake raise $1501 for the foundation. This is truly amazing!  This might be a fun project to work together on as a family and it will only cost $10.  Come up with something fun and share it with us via email! Tell us what you did and send us pictures! We will feature every project on our blog!


 


Jake Levine poses with his Certificate of appreciation at the LRF office in Wilmette. Photo courtesy of LRF

Jake Levine poses with his Certificate of appreciation at the LRF office in Wilmette. Photo courtesy of LRF  Credit Fruzsina Eordog

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