Spreading Hope

Ashlyn Prieto (8) looks styling in her new HOPE Shirt. She was super excited to wear this shirt and support foster children.

By Ava Schweninger (8)

Imagine having no parents and living in an orphanage with little water and clothing. Would you enjoy that? Probably not. Chloe and Will are two orphans from China in Foster care. Garner’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is doing a fundraiser to help support them. The flyer reads as follows:

“Garner FCA is conducting a fundraiser to sponsor two children in China that are currently in foster care. FCA is attempting to raise enough money to support their care and keep them from having to go back to the orphanage. “HOPE”fully these children can find a mom and dad of their own some day. The profits from the sale of these shirts will go directly to sponsoring these two children. Help Chloe and Will “HOPE” for a brighter future!”

These shirts are uniform approved, so you can wear them to school. They are red with white writing, and have handprints on them to remind us of the children. Miabel “Mia” Self (8) is the inspiration and coordinator behind this mission project. She told the FCA group, when presenting this idea that, “My sister came from this orphanage and I wanted to make a difference in someone’s life. I wanted to give them HOPE!”

There are many shirts left, although sizes are limited. There are a lot of mediums and larges, and a couple smalls and extra–larges are left. You can stop by the Choir Room and ask Mrs. Silva (the Garner Choir teacher), or any 8th grade FCA member for an order form today! As Dr. Seuss says, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

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About Ava

Name: Ava S Grade: 8 Favorite Class: Choir Favorite thing to Discuss: Books Favorite Food: Mangos Pets: Two Dogs, Woody and Jessie, and One Cat, Cookie Family: I live with my Dad, Mom, Younger Brother, and Younger Sister Other Activities: I enjoy Tennis, Choir, Newspaper, Running, Cycling, Art, Reading, Acting, Spending time with my family, and Being outside.

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