Just two days ago we were delighted to receive tzedakah from students at Temple Beth El in Tacoma. Included in their extensive list of designees were the "Quincy Kids" in Massachusetts who have worked for years to end child slavery throughout the world. This group of middle-school students is driven to help kids around the world with their passion, vision and energy. We love to help them.
Within minutes of getting the donation we sent an email to Ron Adams, their dedicated teacher-advisor and asked him for a quick list of the kids’ immediate needs for their campaign. Ron responded at once and yesterday we went online to order everything they needed (including lots of stamps which have not yet arrived). Today, not even 48 hours later, we received the following email:
The world operates at such a high rate of speed. Sometimes, I’m just in awe. One day a person donates a sum of money to The Quincy Kids. The next day, literally, supplies arrive in their classroom for use after school repairing this weary, old world.
Arriving today: (from Staples)
poster board (2 cartons worth)
memory sticks (2)
9 X 12 envelopes (2 boxes)
This is so great and so very much needed.
Gratefully and with honest appreciation,
Ron Adams on behalf of The Quincy Kids
Broad Meadows Middle School
It was our pleasure to act on behalf of the Beth El students and the Quincy activists. In fact, right before this all happened we received the above photo which shows Quincy students wearing their new t-shirts. The shirts are the one piece of recognition the kids get for all of the hard work they put in during the year. The shirt is emblazoned with the flag of Nepal, where this year’s fundraising will provide for the education and protection of poor children in the rug making region of that country. Way to go Quincy and Beth El!