On Sunday, November 10th, joined by around 55 volunteers, we packed 33,336 packages of rice = 200,016 meals in less than 4 hours!
You got the job done!
Students came from WCI, Acalanes, the Meher Schools, Saratoga Elementary, Redwood Middle School, St. Andrews, Bentley and Country Club in San Ramon.
These girls were like the Energizer bunny!A couple of 7th and 8th graders decided to haul boxes of rice that weighed as much as they probably did…to the tables, as a ‘break’ from their mallets. I wanted to hand out Ribbons at the end of the day!
Energetic Volunteers arrived in all sizes and equally pitched in to pack buckets of rice
The total meals we will deliver in the next 45 days = 300,000 bringing year total to
over 600,000 meals that you helped pack!
|A first time volunteer from Berkeley gets second pallet of rice ready for shipping|
I think our old-time volunteers were just as surprised and thrilled as we were to watch our new crop of volunteers put their hearts and souls into the work. A good time was had by all.
You were all AWESOME!
Wish List 2012
- Additional teacher $1310 year
- Supplies per class $300 year
- Computer class $3000 1st year
- English class $1500 year
- Advanced English program $5000 year
- Desks per class $1500
- Desks per school $15000
- Soccer team $750 year
- Soccer field $1500
- Playground equipment $1500
- Volleyball court $300
These are some of the items that the Afghan villagers have decided are their priorities for 2012. If you are interested in funding one of them, let us know! Call 925 299 2010 x2 email meri (at) trustineducation (dot) org. We want to help you make some dreams come true for Afghan families.
Patti Bauernfeind made it about halfway in her attempt to swim across Monterey Bay before stings from jellyfish forced her to stop. Patti’s amazing persistence, even against amazing odds, are an inspiration to us all. The girls in Afghanistan who will benefit from Patti’s fundraising efforts have so many obstacles to overcome to obtain an education–they can only be encouraged by Patti’s determination to surmount her difficulties and her willingness to keep trying. What an amazing role model! Thanks, Patti!
On Tuesday, Patti Bauernfeind will be making the big swim: swimming the 23 miles across Monterey Bay to help raise $10,000 for Trust in Education. Patti is an inspiration to us all in her courage and persistance. Thank you, Patti! And thanks to all her family and friends who are supporting her. The children of Afghanistan really appreciate the opportunities you are providing them!
You can read more about Patti here: Ikeepswimming.com