Sometimes we like to highlight a group or individuals that are examples of Change Agents. This next group are using their change for change.

Jeanie Owens from Towne Meadows Elementary School explains how her school is making a difference:

“Here at Towne Meadows Elementary in Gilbert, AZ I formed a club about 7 years ago called RAK, or Random Acts of Kindness. We do various service projects throughout the year to benefit the less fortunate. This year during National RAK week in February we chose Rising Start Outreach as the focus of our service project. We distributed collection jars to each classroom teacher for them to collect coins from their students. We called it “Coins for Kindness”. At the end of the week we collected all the jars and totaled up the money collected to prepare to send it off to Rising Star Outreach. This was a well received collection by all and we are thrilled that we could help raise over $300 and make a difference in the lives of children that are in great need.”

“We choose to “fill” buckets rather than “dip” into them.”

We would like to thank Jeanie Owens and the Towne Meadows Elementary School for their support and kindness to those in need.   Their donation of $300 is going to the Perpetual Colony Education Fund.  This fund aids those students who attend local schools if they are not able to attend Rising Star Outreach’s school due capacity availability.  The fund helps pay for transportation, school supplies, mandatory uniforms, etc. In 2012 these grants were given to 116 and in 2013 they were given to 153. These grants are repaid each year, growing the fund, so more families can receive this help to send their children to school.

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