It all started with a Mom adopting a baby. Oh yeah, and that baby came home from Haiti right after the earthquake. But that's a whole different story.
And that mom is a teacher. She teaches 2nd grade at Legacy Christian School. And from what I hear, she's the most awesomest 2nd grade teacher ever (a direct quote from one of her former student's parents).
And that teacher was on the committee at their school that was in charge of creating stewardship opportunities for their students. They decided that diapers was a good project.
So, they decided to split the diapers, half to a local shelter and half to GLA. And for every diaper that came in, they would move the "airplane" that flew from Grand Rapids to GLA 1 mile. The goal was to see how far they could get.
They got from Grand Rapids to GLA.
And back to Grand Rapids.
And back to GLA
and back to Grand Rapids
and back to GLA.
Approximately 10,000 miles (meaning 10,000 diapers) were donated.
Half of them went to the local shelter that helps teenage moms here in Michigan.
The other half are going to help the kids at GLA.
That's 5,000 diapers that are coming down to GLA because a teacher stood up and said, "I think we should do this."
5,000 diapers because 160 kids went home and asked their parents to help them help the babies at GLA. (And I know of at least two middle schoolers who reached in their own pockets and bought diapers for the babies at GLA)
Thank you Legacy Christian School. You have made a lasting difference for the kids at GLA and a lasting impression on many of us.
On behalf of the kids,
P.S. I'll have more of an update on the diaper and turf project tomorrow........
Enjoy the pictures!
Posted on Tue, March 11, 2014
by Tom Vanderwell filed under