Wednesday, March 14, 2018

#ThankfulThursday: Southern California Students Give Over $400 in Spare Change to CCA

By Bethany Spellman, Teacher at Highland Academy in Southern California 

Part of a successful education involves teaching students to look beyond themselves and to use their knowledge and abilities to help those around them. Each month, our school emphasizes a specific character trait that we want our students to live out.  Our character trait for December was Giving. When we found out that one of our students, Jordan Watkins, was trying to raise money to help an organization that has helped his family and so many families who have been affected by facial differences, we knew this would be an awesome opportunity to demonstrate giving in a real way.  

When we announced that our giving project was to raise money to help Jordan and the CCA, the enthusiasm and response from the students was overwhelming.  Every day for two weeks, students brought in change.  At the end, they had raised over $400.  

We are so proud of our students for the invaluable life lessons they learn each time they help others.  We are also so privileged and thankful to help the Watkins and the CCA.  Thank you for giving so much of yourselves to affect change, impact growth, and provide hope to so many children and their families.

Help CCA get "Wonder" into more schools, help kids like Jordan and his teacher Ms. Spellman teach lessons that last a lifetime. Click here to donate today!

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