By Josie Chauvin
Towards the end of November 2018, our Sunday School at St.Paul's Episcopal church decided to help the Episcopal Relief Fund.
The Episcopal Relief fund is an organization that you can raise or give money to and the money goes to buy an animal or shares for poor families in other countries.
We made a jar for the money that we raised and a poster-board with a thermometer showing how far we are:
Every Sunday after the Sunday school class gave our report to the congregation of what we did that day, we told everyone how much money we raised so far.
When the offering was taking place two kids (one on each side) gathered the spare change that people were willing to give in two jars.
When we first started we thought that buying a chicken share for twenty five dollars would be a challenge but in the first two weeks we were already at almost thirty!
We kept raising money throughout the course of December and every coffee hour we would count it and see how much we have.
On January Sixth we decided to count it all for the last time. All of the money added up to one hundred, sixteen dollars and eighty-one cents!
After looking at the website a few times we decided to buy two goats for eighty dollars each.
It feels good that you helped a family in need and just with people’s spare change.
We would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who donated their money and an even bigger thank you to Kim Hatgen who gave her whole fifteen-year change savings to our fund raiser!
The Episcopal Relief Fund does not only raise money for animals but for food and medicine to care for children! Please donate!!
If you would like to donate to the Episcopal Relief Fund please click here and THANK YOU!