The Joy of Giving - You Get More Than You Give!
A few weeks ago a good friend of mine, Mike Genoshe, who's son Timothy attends the Stratford School in San Francisco, told me that the class needed to get some books for their classroom. I immediately suggested that I would like to make a donation so that the class could have those books. The school graciously accepted my offer and went ahead and purchased the books. The teacher, principal and the students expressed much gratitude. I decided to pay them a visit as they wanted to express their gratitude to me personally. Great moments like this is what living is all about. I thought I was the one giving. I was in for a surprise.
With the San Francisco Stratford Schools Principal, Katy Delorio
Showing up with Peeps and Egg Coloring Kits
My idea was to show up with additional gifts. I chose to surprise them as I brought Peeps (we all know those delicious sugar covered marsh-mellow chicks) and egg coloring kits for all the kids. What a reception it was. They were excited to get these items and I was able to share a few moments with them.
Here I am in the middle of these great kids, all of whom created thank you cards. What a moment. Peeps, egg coloring kits and thank you cards in hand.
Well they surprised me too. Every kid individually created a personalized thank you card. To say this was an emotional experience is to downplay it. I cannot express what it felt like to have these third graders each come up to me with their thank you cards and tell me their names. It was memorable.
The location of the Stratford School in San Francisco
Stratford School is located at 301 De Montfort Avenue in San Francisco.
The school's mission statement:
Our mission is to inspire students to achieve an excellent academic education by offering a challenging curriculum focused on core subjects, creating a safe and disciplined school environment conducive to learning, and motivating students through high expectations.
The School's website: The Sratford Schools
The joy of giving is that one receives so much more than is given. It was a memorable event that will keep giving. The kids love the books. It reminds me why I do what I do as a real estate agent. My mission statement includes making an impact in the community. Helping kids have access to books that inspire them is just one great way to do so...and I was the one who got the greatest gift...amazing!
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