Thursday, March 6, 2008

Ring Factory students give back to the Hopkins Children's Center!

Again this year, I have had the privilege of asking my school to join me in the MIX 106.5 Change for Change Fundraiser. This program raises money for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center here in Baltimore. It holds a special place in my heart because it was the doctors and nurses here that gave Moses a chance at life. It was these doctors and nurses and staff members that took care of us in the middle of an extremely difficult time. The Child Life Staff had such loving care of Moses after he went home and really cared for us as a family. The Children's Center is also where my niece Chloe spent 2 weeks after her accident. My sister and her family became friends with the staff in the Child Life Office as well. We are eternally grateful for the wisdom and compassion of the doctors there. We are blessed to have Hopkins in our back yard. It is in the top 3 Children's hospitals in the country.

So, my school got together and brought in change to donate to the Children's Center. They raised $635 to go towards the kids. It just really encourages my heart to see the outpouring of love and giving by these kids and their families. It really gives them a sense of giving back to the community, which is a big focus at Ring Factory.

I applaud these students and say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!


Kate said...

YAH!!!!!! Ring Factory Kids....GREAT JOB!! Rin, great job proud of you for heading this up! You rock!!! :D Love you!! xoxox

A Box of Chocolates said...

That is so awesome that you can head this, teaching your kids how to contribute to the community and give back to people who mean so much to you. Sounds like a great board's entry!!! Such a great teacher.