International Book Giving Day Today is International Book Giving Day and the idea behind that is to give books to children to encourage them to read. Thank you to Delightful Children’s Books for alerting me to this event!
Soccer without Borders is an organization that Senior Boston College soccer player, Julia Bouchelle, has introduced to our family. Julia’s sister, Zoey Bouchelle, is an All-American soccer player at Penn State and spent an eight month internship helping girls through Soccer Without Borders video (attached).
This week, we are exploring Africa. Why? A million years ago b.c. (before children), I designed and manufactured women’s golf apparel using natural fibers and geared to fashion forward twenty-, thirty- and forty-somethings. The first collection used gorgeous fabrics from West Africa.
I was the co-chair for my elementary school Fundraising Committee last year and also served on my preschool’s fundraising committee a few years ago. For both schools, the auction is the single biggest fundraising event and must bring in a princely sum in order for the PTO budgets to function. This is what I learned to make an school auction successful:
My 5th grade daughter’s book club got invited to the 5th grade boys’ book club because they had a special guest, William Maliul, an articulate and engaging Lost Boy of Sudan, who came to speak about his experiences in Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, and the United States. Brothers in Hope was the book club selection and though it is a picture book, the content is suitable for a 4th or 5th grader.