Wednesday, June 16, 2010
We have learned from our Kenyan contact that the $2200.00 our class donated to Burning Bush Kenya is currently being used to help educate about 50 students! Wow! Our money has been placed in a revolving account and is loaned out to families to cover tuition for one term of school. The loan is repaid within two months and then can be re-loaned for the following term. Don't forget that this project was begun with a mere 64 cents. Only God can take 64 cents and educate 50 students in a country with one of the lowest literacy rates on Earth!
Our prayers were answered!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Our project was a success!
We raised $2250.30 to aid micro-lending in Kenya! That's a
If you have followed our blog, you know that we began with an idea to see if 64 cents could make a difference in someone's life. So, we purchased rubberbands, made a rubberband ball and offered it for trade-up on our blog. We continued trading for bigger and better items until now. Here is the ending to our story. We have just donated the entire amount earned from our trades - $2250.30 - to help the people of Kenya. You can see the entire project by reading through the older posts of this blog.
Mrs. Cochrane, our teacher, is surrounded by Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Cover, the owners of the beautiful guitar at the last trade!
YIPPEE! Our Banding Together project is completed and successful. The guitar and ukulele were both sold and all the funds were donated to Burning Bush Inc. to provide micro-loans in Kenya. Mr. and Mrs. Cover purchased the one of a kind guitar that was hand painted by Mark Camden. As the Covers said, "Have you ever imagined that a rubber band could lead to feeding a family, providing employment, or giving hope to a village?" Well, that's exactly what happened in this case.
Dr. Jim Thomas, returned for the final trade. Dr. Thomas made the first trade and is the owner of our famous rubberband ball.
Colin Keith, the student who had the idea of trading-up, presents the money to Mrs. Poppy Buchanan and her daughter, Mary Barr. These women represent Burning Bush Inc. and have made many trips to Kenya as registered nurses. To read more about this work, or possibly help, check out: http://www.burningbushkenya.org/.
Many thanks to those of you who have followed this blog and prayed for our effort. Our prayers follow this money as it goes to Kenya and changes lives. In closing, we remember why we did this. Philippians2:4, "Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others."
Go With God!
Mrs. Cochrane's Seventh grade class
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Right now we own two very special musical instruments. We have a hand-painted guitar with an appraisal of $2000.00 and an antique ukulele valued at $200.00. And, remember that this all started with a rubber-band ball.
We are ready to trade-up with you!
If you are a collector of beautiful pieces, or if you just happen to be a compassionate person wanting to join us in making the world a better place, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Email our teacher, Mrs. Cochrane at email@example.com with any trade offer.
Check out our archives on this blog to see all the fascinating trade-ups last year. We even were featured on T.V. and in the newspaper for our project and won a National Izzit Award!
Please know that 100% of our proceeds will be donated to rid our world of poverty. We want to hear of any offer! We are ready to trade to make the World a better place for all!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Mrs. Cochrane's Seventh Grade Class
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
So, now we have our original Mark Camden, hand-painted guitar (with a legal, written appraisal of $2000) along with a vintage ukulele and we want to trade with YOU!
We will consider any item/service valued at more than the $2250 that we currently possess. Remember that we began this project with only a rubber band ball and now are up to $2250 in value. Also, remember that by trading up with us, you will help cure poverty around the world. All proceeds from the sale of our final item at the end of April will be donated to aid poverty stricken countries around the world. Do you have something in the attic or garage that you don't use anymore? If it is worth more than what we have, make us an offer. Contact our teacher, Mrs, Cochrane with all offers at firstname.lastname@example.org We can't wait to hear from you.
Mrs. Cochrane's Seventh Graders
p.s. A special thanks to "Classic Ax" who helped us by putting new strings on the guitar and donating a guitar case. If you are in the Nashville area and need a great guitar repairman, check out Classic Ax and ask for Greg. http://www.classicax.com/
Also, thanks to Mr. Dave Crocker of 4 Amigos guitar show for allowing us to come.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Rick Derringer was still in Nashville and kind enough to come to our school and participate in this trade, also. It was fun having a celebrity at our school. We were even on WSMV channel 4 news that night. HOW FUN!!!Matthew and Seth hold up the Persian rug as rock and roll singing legend Rick Derringer tells the t.v. camera why he chose to get involved in our Banding Together project. (Mr. Derringer is very famous for his songs "Hang on Sloopy" and "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo". Today, you will find his songs on Guitar Hero 2.)
Collin Keith, the 7th grader who told us of the trading-up concept, gets his picture made with both of our traders, Rick Derringer and Mrs. Ginger Turner. Isn't this guitar INCREDIBLE! And, it has been held by RICK DERRINGER!
Now, our job is to find someone who wants to trade-up for this guitar. Remember, we started with a rubberband ball and we have traded- up to this guitar. We plan to continue trading up until the end of April at which time we will sell or auction our final item and donate all the money to aid micro-lending in poverty-stricken countries around the world. If you can help us with this project, please contact our teacher, Mrs. Cochrane, at email@example.com
Mrs. Cochrane's seventh grade class at David Lipscomb Middle in Nashville, TN