Send A Child To School Updates
Thanks to volunteer, Nick DePalermo, for coming up with the idea to sell pies at two of our high school football games. We were able to sell enough pies to raise $150 more than the amount needed to cover the tuition for one child to attend missionary school in Hyderabad. Thanks, also, to Wendle Maynard, of Maynard's Farm, for supplying the pies and donating $5 for each pile sold. We are also added a few new volunteers to our team and look forward to reaching our June 2011 goal of raising funds for 50 additional tuition scholarships.
Our August tag sale was a big success and raised over $800 in sales and donations, enough to cover tuition for almost 7 kids to attend the Herald School, our missionary school in Hyderabad, India, for an entire year. Thanks to everyone who supported the event. Also in August, the Herald School celebrated Independence Day with traditional Indian music and dances performed by the students in every grade. See Facebook.com/sendachildtoschool to see photos of this event.
This month, we welcome, Nicole Bugante, a senior at Mount St. Mary's College in California, as Send A Child To School's new social media director. Nicole brings a wealth of networking experience to our team and will be a big help in getting the word out about our cause. Check out our new twitter page at twitter.com/sendkids2school.
Much thanks, also, to Scott Trenholm, CPA and Partner at CCR LLP for generously donating accounting services. Without the help of our donors, volunteers and corporate sponsors, we could not allocate 100% of our donations for tuition and school supplies.
This is our first blog. As you can see on our website, we are a small group of students trying to make a difference in the lives of some very needy children in Hyderabad, India. By paying their annual tuition to attend missionary school, we hope to give them a chance at a better future. This year’s goal, ending June 30, was to send 25 kids to school and we just achieved it. We would like to thank our generous donors for making this possible. 100% of the funds we raise go to the school for the kids. All marketing and other costs for Send A Child To School are donated.
School has just started up again at the Herald School. We have a new principal this year, Father Francis, who speaks really good English so it has become much easier to communicate with the school. Father Koppula was also great to work with but he has been transferred to Australia to open a new school there.
This month we are starting to raise donations for the next school year and have a car wash and a tag sale planned for next month. We have also started a new Send A Child To School chapter in Glastonbury, CT, heading up by Roman Green. Roman’s sister, Katie, attends Wake Forest University and is working as an intern for us this summer. Katie is researching grants and recruiting additional volunteers.
We look forward to a successful summer of fundraising.