By Meaghan Sullivan, Foundation Executive Director
This weekend my kids and I spent a rainy afternoon huddled around the laptop putting together the annual summer bucket list. Every year summer seems to go by in a flash. Building this list together helps us make the most of our time, creating family memories that I hope will last a lifetime.
Between visits to the amusement park, camping trips and kayaking adventures, I want to include something that not only brings us together as a family but pushes my kids to do something positive with their time off. This summer we've added "Build-A-Backpack" to our summer bucket list. As part of the Foundation's Lend-A-Hand program, we'll get a list of school supplies from the Foundation and will purchase all the items on the list so that a backpack and needed supplies will be provided to a DCSD student in need. I'm estimating it will cost about $40.
My kids are looking forward to picking out the best art supplies and pencils (Crayola and Ticonderoga, of course!) in the coolest colors (silver and "glitter," is that really a color?). I'm looking forward to the lessons they'll learn about empathy and the sense of deep gratitude and appreciation they'll develop by helping others. It is a small thing, but might be the most important one on our summer bucket list.
I hope your family will consider joining mine in helping ensure every DCSD student has the tools they need to start the 2018/19 school year strong. To sign up to fill a backpack email Ashley with the subject line: Build-a-backpack.
The Foundation team wishes you a summer filled with wonderful adventures, quality family time and a satisfying check mark on every item on your summer bucket list.
Thank you Rick Avery and The Giving Back Group, RE/MAX Alliance!
Our thanks to Rick Avery and The Giving Back Group, RE/MAX Alliance, for another generous donation, this time in the amount of $1,239. The Giving Back Group is committed to providing exceptional real estate services. They are also committed to the community. If you work with them to buy or sell your home, they will donate 20% of their commission to the charity/nonprofit of your choice. Check out their program here. Or contact Rick directly by email or at 303-881-4881.
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