2015-16 District Governor
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If your club would like to provide support, but do not have the resources for the full donation, here is a new option. Our District sent $1320 in May to St. Jude for this year. We are on our way to making a difference in our world by changing the future for one very poor, bright child in Arusha, Tanzania and helping in the classroom of a very dedicated teacher. Together we are all making our world a better place!!
To best serve clubs who want to contribute to the School of St. Jude project, a separate district account is open so that all interested clubs can donate to The School of St. Jude. It would only take $100 to $200 (more would be great if the club wishes) to get involved and when the total reaches $1500 we would send it to The School of St. Jude to sponsor a child and a teacher. This would be an annual commitment as the child needs to be sponsored every year. The sponsorship for the student includes uniforms, shoes, food, clean water, transportation to and from school, school supplies and a high quality education. In the upper grades it also includes boarding as fourth grade through eighth board at the school during the week and from ninth grade on the students board at the school for the whole semester. For the teacher it provides classroom supplies.
The School of St. Jude needs sponsors for the children that they are educating. Many clubs in our district could use an easy way to get involved in an international project and this project will give them lots of feedback from the school and the student to truly show them that they are helping to change the world. The students write letters to their sponsors twice a year and their grade reports are also sent to the sponsor. Also if the student wins an award the sponsor is sent a picture of the student and a description of the award. For more background on the School of St. Jude, please go to http://www.schoolofstjude.org.
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