Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Evans Elementary donates to Soles4Souls

God bless the children! John Evans Elementary presented Soles4Souls with a donation of $374.64 to be used for the victims of the Central Florida tornadoes. Four Central Florida counties were hit by tornadoes on February 2nd, 2007. This was very close to the town of Oviedo, where John Evans Elementray is located. Shelley Pike, the PTA Vice President, wanted to help.
"After reading about Soles4Souls in the Orlando Sentinel, we decided to have a monetary donation campaign for Soles4Souls, Inc. to help raise money to buy shoes for those in need in Central Florida." Said Pike.
John Evans Elementary then started the 'From the Heart to the Feet' campaign. For one week, children came in every morning bringing whatever money they could find to make a donation. Each child making a donation was given a paper shoe to display on the wall of the lobby.
These days most schools are strapped for cash. The money could have been used to purchase more books, art supplies, kick balls, a new slide, a taller flag pole or even 1,000 cartons of chocolate milk. As the children of John Evans found out, it feels better to give than to receive.
-Andy Stephens

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