Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Co-op Competition & Ministry Outreach

So I'm the "Outreach Ministry Coordinator" in our homeschool co-op. This just means that I help set up and organize various projects for the co-op to do to help out people in our community or missionary families that we're familiar with. For our first project I'm going to have each grade grouping of kids take part in a little competition to raise money for us to send to a family in Haiti. Check out this blog (click on the name): The Apparent Project BlogI decorated empty jugs I had (still need to do one more for the preK/K class) with each grade grouping. I'll have the high school kids help the 1st and 2nd graders because they only have 8 kids in their group and the others have like 10 and 14. Our co-op only meets on Fridays and this competition will be for the month of October so each co-op day I'll set the jugs on the stage during our morning announcements and whichever group of kids brings in the most amount of money by the end of the month will either get a bag of candy each or a pizza party. I'll let them decide. Then we'll make a one time donation to the Apparent Project to help women buy materials to make things and sell them. Like it's said, give a man a fish and he can eat for a day but teach a man to fish and you'll feed him for a lifetime! The Apparent Project is working to give people the tools to build/make things so they can earn their own money and continue to feed their families. Amazing! If you get a chance to check out the blog, be prepared to have some tissue on hand because some of the stories break your heart! I wish there was more that I could do!!!
Anyways, here are the pictures of the decorated jugs:

1 comment:

  1. FAntastic bottles. My kids at school always love it when I decorate a fundraising canister. I wish you all well with your efforts in your outreach program.
    Kim xXx