You don’t need to do something big to change the world – you don’t even need to be big yourself! I want to share the stories of three amazing groups of kids who have been changing lives, by supporting children and families in need. The future is bright!
Our oldest group is the wonderful high school students at Cheshire High in Connecticut, who turned their May 4th Star Wars Day celebration into a “Force for Change” fundraiser! Student Sofia Valentin, second right, brought TST to the school’s attention and spearheaded this effort. Students chipped in over $500, and we couldn’t be prouder of all of their hard work. Thank you to Mrs. DiSorbo, Sofia, and the whole school for their support!
Our middle group of students were led by a fantastic kid named David, who raised over $200 by himself. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Meriden, CT, took on fundraising for the TST kids after a presentation and Skype session with the childrens village in 2016! They were so inspired that the entire religious school took us on as their charitable project, and it has been incredible to see how hard the kids have worked to make their impact on the world.
Over the course of the year, they raised $1000, which will make a HUGE difference in our community. Thank you to David, AnneMarie, and the church and religious school leaders for teaching your kids such an important lesson about charity and purpose – and how no act is too small to make a difference.
Our littlest group of helpers are getting an early start, at St. Ann’s school in Brooklyn. Their lower school book sale raised over $200, mostly in dimes and quarters from excited and enthusiastic little world-changers!
I couldn’t be more proud and impressed by the efforts these kids have made, to help kids they have never met, just because they know, already, that it’s the right thing to do. I can’t wait to see them grow up and continue to flex their muscles to make the world a better place. The future is in good hands!