I was really happy to hear that the charity of choice this year was Little Flower Elementary School of Minot; a school that was flooded out this past spring. Kids have such big hearts, especially when they are able to help other kids, it seems.
My daughter, who is not inclined toward going door to door to collect money, was disheartened when the goal of $10,000 had not been met the day prior to the journey. By that point, they’d brought in $4,000 – a far cry from the hoped-for amount. So she and her friend got together and went in search of some generous neighbors. Some of her classmates did the same. When the money was totalled up the next morning just before setting off on the trek, the announcement that they’d exceeded their goal in the last-ditch effort was met with hooting and hollering and plenty of smiles.
Like two years ago when my son’s class went on this journey, I served as event photographer, making sure the pilgrimage was recorded. I’ve handed those photos on to the coordinating teacher. The visual I have here is the one I took with my camera.
I love being part of this event, and I smile to imagine the children and staff at Little Flower Elementary School when they receive word that the 8th graders here in Fargo have helped to make the rebuilding of their school a reality.
When love is set in motion, it’s a beautiful thing.
Q4U: If you could take part in a pilgrimage, where would you go and why?