“Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” — Amy Collette
This is our second Post recognizing several people who made the year 2022 a very special year by caring, daring, and sharing.
These “Friends” represent the purest meaning of the word “friends”. There are those in the world who are “friends” only when the circumstances are convenient or self-serving.
I am not disparaging such folks. I am simply pointing out that “Friends of Copey” are the people who often demonstrate the “heart of servants” and do some amazing things…convenient or not convenient.
Similar to those “Friends” listed in the previous Post, these friends provide significant acts of kindness and generosity graciously provided in the form of prayers, positive encouragement, and of course when needed, funds to help support our mission.
Again, it is not possible to highlight everyone now. But over time I hope to cover everyone who have been “difference makers” in this project.
George Whitley opens his home and backyard for our annual Pathway Project Reception when we welcome the Copey students to our college each summer. This is the only time each year when “Friends” gather as a group.
Long time supporters Eric Johnson and my sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Jim Wright cover the east and the west ends of our country. They have consistently provided the generosity and encouragement needed to keep this project alive and well year after year.
Newer “Friends” literally bought their own plane tickets, boarded the plane and traveled to Copey to spend weeks and weeks of their time teaching.
Two outstanding young volunteer teachers, Genna MacFarlan and Emma Terry made their impact on the young students in Copey in 2022.
Genna (right), a local Washingtonian, had recently graduated from the University of California at Berkely. Her first order of business was to go teach in Copey. She did an outstanding job.
Next, Emma Terry(left), replaced Genna for the final semester for the year and also did an outstanding job at the Copey Learning Center.
These “Friends” and those previously highlighted are examples of the many “Friends” who support this project in a wide variety of ways.
Then, there is the “glue” that all successful projects must have. Carol Barnard aka “Super Carol”(right) keeps things together, in order, and on track. There are often many Copey parts and pieces being managed and needing to be paid attention to. One of the many “Friends” who simply goes the extra mile to make something happen and never wants praise or attention…but deserves both.
No one is financially compensated for their devotion and dedication to this project. Their compensation is the abundance of joy and satisfaction that comes from knowing there is something very special about the Copey folks, their children, and their community.
Each of these “Friends” have my heartfelt “gratitude” and there is joy in my soul.
The Copey Learning Center Opens Soon!
The current schedule for the opening of the Copey Learning Center for 2023 is now set for mid March. The Official startup of this year’s funding campaign will begin on February 26. Our financial goal of $1,800.00 is set to support the Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund and our second goal is to raise $2,000.00 to assist with the salary of the Center’s Director. If you are wanting to get started, the guidelines are provided.
Campaign Donation Guidelines
The methods available for donating have not changed since the first fundraising campaign in 2014. If you are planning to be a financial supporter this year, the two methods below have served us well and without any complications.
The Copey 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 righthand corner of their homepage. To make certain the Copey Learning Center recognizes your donation and how it should be applied, indicate in the comment section on PayPal that the donation supports the “BCSF” or the “EDSS”.
The alternate method is to send me your donation directly. Make the check out to me (Arthur Broady). Once received, your donation will be paid 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 your check out to Arthur Broady and send to:
If there is a special request pertaining to 501c3 and IRS, please contact me.
725 N. Center Parkway, Apt. N-201, Kennewick, WA 99336 Phone:1-509-948-6416
If sending me the check, please do not make the check out to the Copey Learning Center or “Friends of Copey”. My bank will not allow me to deposit the check unless my name is entered.