GRATITUDE FOR GOOD
A Blog by Gratitude Alliance
By Rachel Crowther (Reposted from The Gracias Foundation, now called Global Gratitude Alliance)
‘I’m not sure how many people will come,' Amy said.
We’d had a busy morning setting up a room and a clothes-rail full of new and lightly used donated goods for our Gracias fundraiser. With a series of mishaps on the way:
· Car lights left on (me)
· Inability to park in a huge space (me)
· A broken glass before even starting to set up (me)
· Leaky rubbish bags (not me)
(Reposted from The Gracias Foundation, now called Global Gratitude Alliance)
A chocolate chip cookie. A few minutes’ happiness and peace with a mug of tea, coffee or after school. But it can be so much more! This particular tasty treat has helped with fundraising via our "Cakes for Kids" bake sales which helped raise almost $2400 for the Jelly Tots Educare Center in South Africa.
These pre-school children now have mattresses for nap-time and no longer have to sleep on the floor. Work is beginning on the playground to provide safe play and extending learning opportunities. And their parents can work to support their households, safe in the knowledge that younger family members are cared for in a safe, educational environment.