What started out as a class project at AYS Spring Mill in Indianapolis to make duct tape wallets grew into much more than that…
Miss Linda’s 3rd grade class decided that they shouldn’t just sell the wallets to MAKE money, but that they should sell the duct tape concoctions in order to GIVE money back to a charity in need. The question was… WHICH CHARITY?
A student raised her hand saying, “Miss Linda, Miss Linda!” After being called on, she said very confidently…
Miss Linda, let’s donate to Gleaners Food Bank because every $1 we give, it will feed 4 people!
Amazing. The class rallied behind her. They went to work and created pricing, promoted sales through word-of-mouth. They even had an OUT OF STATE SALE to Miss Linda’s sister in Texas!
They made small duct tape wallets, sold for $1.50.
They made medium sized duct tape wallets, sold for $2.
They made large duct tape wallets sold for $3.
They sold 130 wallets total, and at last, they were able to present Gleaners with a check.
$206.57 raised in total
Blasted away the goal of $100. Thanks to that student’s memory about how Gleaners can expand the dollar, we will be able to feed 826 people!
We absolutely love our Young Philanthropists! Nothing is greater than seeing young ones who don’t have much, give as much as they can. Can you leave some words of wisdom/encouragement for Miss Linda’s class?