Our elementary school had a week-long project of raising money to help the people in Haiti who have suffered the effects of the devastating earthquake. Each class had a 5-quart, plastic, ice-cream bucket where they eagerly placed their coins and dollars.
Today was the assembly where we met to total the money. Each class had a student who brought their bucket of hard earned money, with a total amount written on a piece of paper, to the front of the gym and poured it in a large, see-through bin. Because of the amount of coins in some containers, children needed help lifting their bucket high enough for pouring. When all the money was brought forward, there was a drum roll and the amount of money was announced. $2,675.00!
The students cheered and laughed and high-fived! The principal announced that the studentbody could stand up and dance to the beat of the drum for 30 seconds to celebrate their accomplishments....and dance, they did! I wish I had a movie camera to capture the excitement and the dance moves of our students!
What a joy service brings! What a great lesson for our elementary students! What a blessing for the people in Haiti!
There are many ways to serve. Head on over to Kristina's blog to see how you can serve the elderly!
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