Legacy Makes a Lasting Impression

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,

Tom 

P.S. I'll have more of an update on the diaper and turf project tomorrow........

Enjoy the pictures!

4 comments (Add your own)

1. Linda Dykstra wrote:
That is such a super duper story.

Tue, March 11, 2014 @ 9:01 PM

2. Joy wrote:
Amazing!!

Wed, March 12, 2014 @ 9:50 AM

3. Lisa Vanderheide wrote:
A great testimony about the love of Christ shining at Legacy.

Wed, March 12, 2014 @ 10:06 PM

4. Marcia Boerman wrote:
Love the teaching of serving others!!!!

Tue, March 18, 2014 @ 8:19 PM

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