“The meaning of life is to find your gift…while the purpose of life is to give it away!” by Pablo Picasso
“Friends”, we are happy to report some progress in both of our fundraising campaigns during this past week. I am very appreciative to those who have quickly responded and are helping move the needle closer to our goals. Those planning to donate are asked to do so soon. Our deadline is February 1 for the AGB Scholarship Fund.
I know these times are financially difficult for most of us and there are already plenty of other needs brought to our attention almost daily. However, “Friends of Copey” has been about “faith” and “believing” in what we are doing. We beat the odds each day since we are not set up or operate as a traditional or conventional organization.
By design, every penny raised goes directly to the Learning Center solely for the purpose to support the Copey community’s efforts to better educate and prepare their children to meet the educational and occupational challenges awaiting them. So, I continue to encourage you to keep the faith and believe we have and can continue making a difference as “Friends”. Instructions for donating are at the bottom of this Post.
The Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund (Deadline February 1)
Goal = $1,500 *Donations Received = $800 Balance =$700
WE can do this! February 1 is very doable. Several “Friends” and even a few “new” Friends have pledged to donate but we need to have the scholarship funds in place by February 1. The Learning Center needs some time to select recipients and award the scholarships before school starts February 15.
Our great “Friend” Lisa, an AGB donor and Pen Pal teacher extraordinaire, made her 2016 donation and then issued a challenge to any “new” Friend to make a donation. If so, Lisa and husband Dave would donate
additional funds. The challenge has been met by our “new” Friend Stephanie T. from Hampton, Virginia with her generous donation. Thank you all for your generosity.
Shown here is Tatiana. She was Lisa’s sponsored student in 2015. Lisa’s support helped Tatiana earn “Star Student” recognition.
Executive Director Position
Goal= $2,000 *Donations Received= $400.00 Balance=$1,600
The needle moved upward some and I expect to see much better results soon. There are several pledges made but not yet received. This campaign does not end on February 1 so there is additional time. However, achieving this goal is of great importance as I explained in last week’s Post.
The K-Kids at Jefferson Elementary School (Kiwanis sponsored) are ready and excited for the Learning Center to re-start. They
have Pen Pal Letters all ready to send to their new friends. This will be a wonderful “back to school” surprise waiting for the Copey students. We plan to try again to have some face to face time using Skype.
“Lexie”, our 9 year old Pen Pal friend from Sugar Grove Elementary School, is today an official donor. She and I will share a recipient in 2016. This should be very exciting.
If you are planning to support either the AGB Scholarship Fund or the ED Position or both…the two methods for donating are the same as last year:
- The Learning Center’s PayPal can be used to make donations directly. Please access the PayPal system by clicking on….http://copeylearningcenter.org/. Find the PayPal logo in the upper right hand corner of their homepage. To make certain the Learning Center recognizes your donation and how it should be applied, indicate in the comment section that the donation supports the “AGBSF” or the “EDF” (Executive Director Fund).
- The alternate method is to send me your donation. Make the check out to me. Once received, it is deposited in my account and then paid directly to the same Learning Center PayPal system as in Method #1. I will enter your name and designate where it is to be applied per your directions. The PayPal system will issue me a receipt which I send to you as “proof” the donation has been submitted to the Learning Center in your name. Make out the check and send to:
Arthur T. Broady, 725 N. Center Parkway, Apt. N-201, Kennewick, WA 99336
Please contact me if either method needs further explanation.