Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Smallest Kindness Multiplied

Nine year old Kayleigh Fiedler has a big heart! So, it didn't surprise her parents when she came to them and asked permission to have a lemonade stand to raise money for those who are less fortunate. Kayleigh organized her neighborhood friends to help with the lemonade stand, and then donated all the proceeds to the PAL Club in Guyana's Plastic City. She raised $24; that may not seem like a lot to us, but to the children in the PAL program, that money will give one of the students textbooks for an entire semester. Kayleigh has shown us that every person can make a difference in the lives of orphaned and and vulnerable children. Go Kayleigh!!

Not sure what PAL is? Caroline's Promise missionary, Angie Hemric has organized PAL(Partnership Achieves Learning) and is a tutoring and mentoring program in the desperately poor area of Plastic City. The children in Plastic City have adopted the motto "We will rise higher than we are right now" and as we work together, everyone will rise higher than the life that they wake up to each and every day. PAL instills the values of ownership and responsibility and teaches children to share, care and talk out feelings. In the two years since PAL began God has established a safe place for children to come every day and learn from one another.Click here to learn more about PAL and how you can make a difference!