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Coins for Cambodia!

December 23, 2008 By: Sarah Category: Ambassadors, General No Comments →

After Kari Grady Grossman came to the Ross Montessori School in Carbondale Colorado and gave a presentation on the Sustainable Schools International organization our class decided to collect money to help either build schools or help to pay teacher’s salaries. Students were asked to earn the money if they could or take money they had in their piggy banks and bring it to school to put it in the collection container. They would then tell the whole class how they earned the money or where they got it and then count it. When the container became full we poured out all the money onto a rug, separated the pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar bills and counted it.

Our class was learning about the value of money so this was a wonderful way to practice what we were learning. We counted $80.72!! We then brought all the coins to the bank and watched as they put the change into the change machine (to make an official count) and had a check made out to Sustainable Schools International.

We are so excited that our donation is enough to help pay 2 teachers for a month! Now we plan to open up “Coins for Cambodia” to the rest of the school!!! We hope to be able to collect enough money to continue to support more teachers through the rest of the school year.

Yours Truly,
Janice and Sabine’s Kindergarten class

Count up your coins and donate today!

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Our youngest Ambassador…Mae Keelan!

December 23, 2008 By: Sarah Category: Ambassadors No Comments →

Turkey trot finish lineIn keeping with tradition, Mae Keelan competed in her SIXTH Manasquan Turkey Trot on November 22. Mae runs under the tag line “Little Feet for a Big Cause” and each year she’s run to raise funds for kids in Cambodia. This year she raised about $1,000 for Sustainable Schools International. This includes the funds matched by Mae’s mother (International Flavors & Fragrances). The event is Mae’s way of remembering and honoring her Cambodian culture and heritage. She is 7 1/2 years old.

Join Mae in supporting Sustainable Schools International by donating today!

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