2013-10-18 / Letters

Support for ‘Back-to- School’ appreciated

To the editor and our neighbors:

Project G.R.A.C.E. would like to give our heartfelt thanks to our many supporters and volunteers – families, businesses, churches, and civic groups – that joined us in investing student success this fall during our annual Back-to-School campaign.

Thanks to the generosity of the community, more than 80 kids headed back to school with the essential tools they need to succeed.

There were even enough supplies to make generous totes for each of the schools, so that teachers can share them with students who need them. It all added up to a great start for the kids.

In addition to our thanks, we thought we’d share excerpts from some of the many thank you notes from our neighbors:

“... I didn’t know what we were going to do without your help this year ... we’ve been having a hard time lately, and these backpacks mean a lot to the kids ... and me also. Thank you.”

“... we know how much love and caring goes into this project. You know when these little guys open their packs and see inside, their faces tell it all.”

“Many thanks for the beautiful backpacks, lunch boxes, and additional items like pencils and crayons, etc. It is extremely nice of you to do this for my kids. Thank you for your kindness...”

Project G.R.A.C.E. is neighbors helping neighbors. We’re based in Scarborough, and our mission is to improve the lives of our neighbors by identifying those in need and those willing to share their gifts, and coordinating the interchange in a compassionate, confidential manner. To learn more, please visit us online at projectgracemaine.org or come to the sixth annual Trivia Bee on Oct. 24.

It’s Scarborough’s funniest fundraiser.

Stephanie Cox, executive director Project G.R.A.C.E.

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