Friday, January 28, 2011

Another way to "pay it forward"

You know how much I love to pay it forward! Well a blog I follow called Saturday Mornings is having a fundraiser.

Dana’s friend Nicole ( a middle school teacher ) has a small group of seventh grade children who are struggling with basic reading and writing skills, and a ton of pressure has been put on them to pass benchmark exams this spring. Nicolle has been working diligently with this group and they are making progress little by little. When she asked them what they would like as a reward after testing is complete, all they wanted was a treat from Sonic. That's a big deal to them. They come from environments where they are given no help studying, little encouragement, and a meal from Sonic is like a dream come true.

Anyone who signs up for an ad spot (or extend a spot already in place) with them will be helping out PROJECT KIDS! Until a notice is up on top of the page that the campaign is over, 100% of proceeds will go towards this fundraiser.

Each person donating will  also receive a personalized letter from the kids they help.

I thought I’d throw this out there for any one that might have a shop to promote or a blog you may want to advertise. It’s a great way to do some good along with it  : ) 

Now I'm off to unload the large item in the back of the car. You never going to believe what I got at Goodwill today.  Its going to need some work, but hopefully I'll have it ready to post about sometime next week!!!


Out on the prairie said...

It is like hitting a wall for some kids with that reading. I worked a year as a reading specialist, and if you aren't shown ambition at home it is hard to find it in your own self.I would love to give them a hand, i have some tricks up my sleeve.

Allison said...

A thoughtful post! I'm not quite sure I understand the process, but knowing that others are lending a helping hand is always inspiring!

I look forward to seeing what's in your trunk... ;)

SkippyMom said...

What a great cause. :)

Thanks for sharing. Now, hurry back with your new find. I'm curious.

Nancy said...

This is very thoughtful of you to share this information. I feel for these children who don't have much family support. It breaks my heart.

sapphireblue said...

Mmmmm! Tots for a good cause.