Month of Love and Everlasting Gratitude
For several years our Heroes of Compassion at Five Oaks Academy in Simpsonville, South Carolina have tirelessly dedicated time and energy to raising money for Amman Imman's projects in the Azawak of Niger. These young leaders have inspired their entire community, thereby raising awareness about the critical humanitarian concerns threatening the region. Even the youngest students are learning about water scarcity, climate change and how these issues affect people. They are also actively working to improve and save lives.
Bonnie Benthall, Lower Elementary Teacher at Five Oaks, writes about the school's Month of Love that took place in February 2011:
I am constantly blown away by the generosity and support of the families and students here at Five Oaks Academy. During the Month of Love, the students of the Toddler and the Lower Elementary classes made treats and baked goods during school and at home to sell and raise money for Wells of Love. Students, parents, grandparents, and teachers have shared their love by buying these special treats for their friends and loved ones. The students have very thoughtfully chosen treats and carefully written kind messages to attach to them. Each day the treats were hand delivered by a Lower Elementary student. It has been such a beautiful exhibition of love and gratitude. The students truly enjoyed buying special treats for their families and friends. Many students did not even want to buy treats for themselves!
During the Month of Love we raised over $350 and this school year the students have raised a total of over $1,700 for Wells of Love!!! The students are so proud! They are so passionate about helping and are truly dedicated to making a difference!
We look forward to our Amman-a-thon in April!