Sunday, March 7, 2010

$2250.30 Raised and Donated in our Banding Together Project!

This is our final entry in the Banding Together Blogspot.
Our project was a success!

We raised $2250.30 to aid micro-lending in Kenya! That's a

351,509.375% increase!

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:

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