“Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source – a Sower of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.” By Sarah Ban Breathnach
Annual Fundraising Soon!
While preparing for the start up of our 7th year as “Friends of Copey”, we look ahead to several signficant events waiting to kick in.
In two weeks, the official Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund will begin its annual fundraising efforts. The funds will provide partial scholarships for about 15 students interested in attending the Copey Learning Center.
We have already received several very early donations which will allow us to start the campaign with nearly 40% of our goal already covered.
At the same time, we will also start our second annual fundraising campaign. These funds provide partial support for the “Salary of the Executive Director”. Details for both campaigns will be provided over the next two weeks.
Next Copey Learning Center Location!
The Copey Learning Center will change location in 2020. The facility used by the Copey Learning Center for more than six years is now undergoing major rennovations and is not expected to be available when school opens late February. Other suitable Copey locations for the Learning Center are under consideration.
Surely, you will recall our desire to someday help the Copey community construct a new facility to support the Copey Learning Center.
The need for such a facility continues to grow and we still believe one day the structure shown below will become the centerpiece of the Copey community.
The estimated $200,000.00 construction price tag is a huge challenge for the community to raise without major outside support.
Also, the second major challenge is the Copey community’s continued struggle with the loss and questionable replacement of their community church destroyed by fire in early August 2017.
“Friends of Copey” is not currently seeking the funding for the new center out of respect for the difficult decision confronting the community regarding the rebuilding of the church.
However, any door of opportunity that may open will be welcomed and pursued because we believe in the enormous impact the new facility would have on the education and economy of the community.
Family Illness Continues!
Only a few weeks ago I reported my uncle Harold Evans experienced a stroke following Thanksgiving Day. Although he is now home recuperating, his wife (my aunt) Patricia Evans has been hospitalized for check up and observation. We have sensed some decline in her health following Harold’s medical setback. Please keep both in your thoughts and prayers. AMEN!