Remember Caring Cards by Kids?
Not only did these savvy business owners sell the 400 cards they set their sights on, they actually sold 640 and raised a grand total of $720 for the Down Syndrome Association and Home Suite Hope Oakville. Unbelievable! I am truly proud of every one of their accomplishments. It was an uphill battle from the very beginning.
Yesterday I had the distinct honour of presenting Lucas, Max and J.J. with their Business Superstar Awards at a Recognition Ceremony in front of the entire school population. It was exciting and terrifying at the same time!
My message to the students of Captain R. Wilson Public School was inspired by something Walt Disney said. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” I told them that his little dream has turned into a thriving $178 Billion business. Oh from such humble beginnings.
Their teacher Kathy Elmer was the driving force behind the business. She has the rare ability to listen with her heart to children and help them pursue their dreams while teaching them invaluable life lessons that even at the age of 7 they will never forget, nor will I.
A few weeks ago we had our promised celebration lunch (and dessert – as J.J. would say), followed by an afternoon of bowling. Achieving a goal is fabulous – but stopping to celebrate the accomplishment is THE best feeling ever.
One more picture to share. Last week I received a beautifully addressed card and here’s what was inside. (Grab the tissues.)