The Christmas Jar Project

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Christmas Jar created by Ryan R.All of our students have been over the past year dropping coins in our “Christmas Jar” and now is the time to complete the job and deliver it to a deserving family.  First I want to tell you that the jar was designed by one of our 6 year old students and his mom, Ryan R.   I was so impressed with the design and how he stepped right up and made the jar with out a lot of prompting from myself.

Today I called a friend of mine Cathy Holstrom at Food Link and asked her if she knew of any families that have fallen on to difficult times that may find this inspiring or give the a boost of morale.  Of course she had many stories to tell, but the one I have chosen is of a single dad with a 15 year old son.  After working for the same company for over 20 years he was laid off about a year ago and while looking for work in every conceivable place, has not been able to find even the smallest of jobs.   Like many men he would prefer to work and pay his own way and is not inclined to ask for help, but Food Link was able to help him at Thanksgiving and he will receive another meal at Christmas from them.  He has been doing some odd jobs and his neighbors have been assisting as much as possible. Continue reading “The Christmas Jar Project”