I just got in from walking out to the mailbox to see what goodies aka bills were inside. And there really REALLY was a goodie. Beyond a goodie. No, I didn’t win the Publishers House sweepstakes. And they haven’t discovered oil in my backyard. BUT…I got the sweetest thank you note from a kid I don’t even know.
Story goes like this…ChristyFest has for the last several years, been promoting the Box Top program. Us Festers aka Crispy Critters (thank you Lane, and Happy Birthday, BTW!) clip and save Box Tops all year long, then send them in to be used at the Del Rio Elementary School in TN. The idea is to carry on Christy’s (Leonora’s) mission to help those who need it in the school that is geographically close to the original mission site. The program has been a resounding success and other programs have begun in a ripple effect! That, my friends, is a GOOD thing!
But the principal carries the program a step further, in the other direction. She has the students who receive the benefits from the program write thank you notes to those who have sent in the Box Tops. Not only is she teaching them to appreciate the help they get but to express that gratitude in a personal way…handwritten, signed, sealed and delivered. There’s hope in this world after all…
If you’d like to participate by saving Box Tops, go here for the products that carry the Box Top coupons. You can send them to your local school OR send them to me and I’ll get them to Del Rio for you OR send them straight to Del Rio for you. I promise, it’s REAL good thing!!
Oh, I almost forgot…if you might be interested in making crafts for the kid’s store, go here check out the information provided there. The school children are on a merit program and when they have earned enough tickets to purchase a gift for a parent/sibling/relative, they can go to the craft store at the school that has donated items in it and use their tickets to buy those items. Good behavior abounds at that school!!!