Saturday, May 1, 2021

Heart & Sole

 "Set  wide the window. Let me drink the day" Edith Wharton

Today is the beginning of the beautiful month of May.  it is time for Choose To Care(CTC) to make good on its promise to provide a brand new pair of shoes for the child in need.  We adore the work of Donors Choose, the organization that was created to help teachers in public schools nationwide, receive resources for their students in need; who are often times living in impoverished circumstances.

We have traveled to Desert Hills Elementary School, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where Mrs. Reyes, made a good argument for her students and funding of her project.  She requested dancing shoes for them, saying that dancing increases their flexibility, improves their balance and muscle strength and in addition promotes social and emotional skills.  We do agree with this caring teacher and have granted her wish to provide brand new pairs of dancing shoes for her students.

Since we were already on the road, why not make another stop!  This time we stopped by Rudolph Blankenburg Elementary School, In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; where the teacher, Mrs. Gardner, asked for and received new school shoes for her eager to learn students, so they can start the year off right. She described the school as a place where her students thrive and feel secured; but many wear shoes until they have holes. She thinks they deserve a pair of shoes that fit and so do we.She sang praises for her fellow teachers who do so much with so little, wanting their students to succeed.

We are on a mission to assist students in need to have resources that will help them to be the best they can be, giving them a chance to experience a brighter future.

"The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest meaning and significance" Pablo Casas

Enjoy the fabulous month and all its wonders! 

Peace & Love