HCA 4th & 8th Grade Students Raise $700 to Make a Difference!
There’s no question that the HCA 4th and 8th graders, along with the children from Grace Baptist Church, were excited and motivated to make a difference for a bunch of other boys and girls this fall! As part of the 5th annual “Make-a-Difference Day” coordinated by Mrs. Eve Good (HCA mom and former elementary teacher), the students raised a total of $700 for Hope Children’s Home and The Do More Foundation, both organizations which reach out to help kids and families in need.
Mrs. Good began this Make-a-Difference Day effort when her oldest son Jimmy was in 4th grade, and as this class moved up in grade and age, they’ve participated each year since. This year, Mrs. Good included her second son Jack’s 4th grade class, and added to the effort by including the children of Grace. As a combined project, these children of Highlands and Grace gave from the generosity of their hearts and their love for Christ — one little girl even wanting to bring in her own $100, and another child bringing in his wallet full of change.
With the money collected, the children at Grace then made posters and added gift cards for Taco Bell, Dunkin’ Donuts, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, and Wal-Mart to the back of each poster. The gifts and money (along with bags of candy) were presented to Hope Children’s Hope in church on Sunday, November 6th, and to The Do More Foundation in elementary chapel on the 9th.
Both Highlands Christian Academy and Grace Baptist Church are so pleased to see the children demonstrating the truth of 2 Corinthians 9:7: Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.