One of the important life lessons that the Ama Ghar children are taught is how important it is to help others who are less fortunate than themselves, and there are few things in life more gratifying than watching the children muster their resources to help those in need, as they have been doing since the beginning of the earthquake relief effort two weeks ago.
But now something equally exciting is happening – kids in other countries are rallying to help kids in Nepal! Our board members Yasmijn Adhikari and Sarah Pinkin have shared stories with us of what their children are doing to help the Ama Ghar kids raise money for community relief.
At Devin Adhikari’s school in San Francisco, called Miraloma, Devin ran a terrific fundraising effort to help fund Ama Ghar’s Community Earthquake Relief campaign, and also to help raise funds for earthquake relief efforts by SEBS, which is an alumni association from his father’s high school in Nepal. He did a fantastic job, complete with a good article in his school’s newsletter – he raised almost $500 from just pennies, nickels and dimes. Go Devin!
Sarah Pinkin’s son, Sawyer, had a fundraiser with his pre-kindergarten class at Moldovan Academy in Sonoma, California that lasted for five days. They had a bike wash, a pizza picnic and bake sale, a yard sale, a jog-a-thon and art in the park sale so everyone had a great time raising money for such a good cause. They also exceeded their $500 goal – way to go, kids!
Heartwarming? Yes. Cute? Incredibly. And a great way to help kids understand that giving to others is an important part of everyday life.