One “terrific kid” raises money to help in the Philippines

Voices from the Field

Seven-year-old Anna from Lloydminster rallied her classmates and raised over $700 to help people affected by the typhoon that struck the Philippines. Thanks, Anna! Her mom shared her story with us.

A few days before the typhoon in the Philippines, Anna was given a grade two homework assignment to participate in two acts of citizenship within the community. She chose to volunteer with our church’s playschool one afternoon as one of her projects. Over the weekend, we watched the news and saw the devastation in the Philippines.  Lloydminster has a large Filipino community, and children of Filipino descent are Anna’s classmates and friends.  We heard a local Filipino woman on the radio, telling that $1 can buy a significant amount of rice in the Philippines.  I talked with Anna about how perhaps a collection for the Filipino people would be a great citizenship project for her school, Winston Churchill. We…

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