Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,--Hebrews 12:1

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Thank You VHS Cheerleaders, Students, & Faculty!

Lots of people think kids are bad these days. I can't tell you how many times I've heard people tell me they could never teach because they could never deal with kids today. But that stereotype doesn't fit the kids at Vilonia High School.

Several weeks go, VHS cheerleading sponsor Judy Cox asked if she could have her girls raise money for St. Jude through Running with Amanda. I've avoided directly raising money through the school to avoid any sort of ethics violation or conflict of interest. But since this was initiated through others, I didn't see a problem with it.

For three days last week, the cheerleaders took time out of their lunch and collected money from students and faculty for St. Jude. In these tough economic times, they collected $123.23. Then Cox matched that amount to bring the total donated to $246.46. We just put the check in the mail today, so it should show up on our St. Jude fundraising page within a couple of weeks. When it does, it will bring our total raised this year to $2362.46. That's about $100 less than we raised for St. Jude all year last year.

Our goal for this year is to raise $3500 for St. Jude. We're still a long way from reaching that goal, but we still have time to get there. We'll run the St. Jude Marathon on December 1st, only two months away now.
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ." -- Ephesians 1:3

So thank you to the Vilonia High School cheerleaders and Ms. Cox for putting this fundraiser together, and thank you to the students and faculty who made it successful! We are truly blessed to work with such great kids!


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