Wednesday, February 13, 2019

#ThankfulThursday: Maryland 5th Graders Fund Retreat Starfish Scholarship

The 5th grade students at Deal Island Elementary School in Deal Island, Maryland worked hard during the last few months raising money for the Children’s Craniofacial Association’s Annual Retreat and Symposium. This is the second time the students from this school helped raise funds for CCA. Last year they raised enough money to send two families to retreat. This year they raised $1,171.60 which will go toward a starfish scholarship. 

The students raised money through a bake sale, selling Christmas candy grams, and creating a “Wonder Funder” basket raffle under the guidance of their teacher, Michele Messick. 

It is encouraging to see such generosity from this class two years in a row. Ms. Messick's students are very special that all deserve a huge round of applause. She said of their efforts, "They truly did all of the work; I just gave them guidance. As their teacher, the best part of the entire process was watching the power of kindness spread from our classroom, through the school and pour out into the larger community. These students are amazing and I confident they continue to create a culture of kindness!


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