Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Books for Eliza...

I help with the Boulton Student Council. We meet every Monday for an hour and mostly do service projects. We have a good time. In February we sold Valentine Grams for $.50 and $1.00 to raise money to buy books for Eliza's Wish. We raised almost $400 and with a 30% discount from Barnes and Noble, we were able to purchase 80 books.

The Davis County Clipper came and did a story about it. (I don't know how to do the "here" buttons so you can automatically link, so here's the site...)

http://www.clippertoday.com/view/full_story/12528078/article-Donation-of-books-helps-Eliza’s-Library?

Eliza is a beautiful 6-year-old with metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD), a genetic disorder affecting nerves, muscles and organs--with no cure.

Eliza's mom Nikki was so sweet to bring the Student Council a thank you note and a bag of treats for each student.

I love the opportunity to work with these kids and see the joy they receive when they serve.

6 comments:

Mrs. Organic said...

What a great project. I love to see kids helping kids, it gives me hope. And is there anything you don't do?

Karen said...

How fantastic for those kids to help build another Eliza's Wish Library! I would have loved to have helped pick out some of those 80 books.

Alicia, I will show you how to embed links to your post. It is really easy and SO COOL to do.

Carin said...

YAY!!!!!!
I love Eliza...and Nikki...and what wonderful kids you have on student council!!!!!!!! What a fantastic project!!!!!!

Shauna said...

What a great thing to do for a local, precious little girl!!!! Wonderful!

The Huntsville Dunns said...

THat is so cool for Grayson and all those kids! And especially for Eliza ...she is an inspiration!

Tracy said...

I was so touched by this post! What an exceptional thing to do for such a beautiful girl. Service truly feeds the soul.

Alicia we're due for another date night out. Let us know when you can meet us again for dinner! Perhaps this month.