"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday, 5 January 2015

Next Christmas at Church Street School

I have a god news story that I need to tell before I get side-tracked.

The Special Olympics organisation held it's second  annual craft sale  before Christmas in Church Street School.

The crafts I am told are really special and make beautiful memorable Christmas gifts.

Crafters rent a table. Each donates  a piece to be entered into a raffle.

First year proceeds were small but this year $3,900. were raised for Special Olympics.

If you don't have a friend or a family member who is Special, you cannot imagine what a difference the activity makes in the lives of individuals and the lives of all the people they touch.

Fee  to rent  was $ 600.  All the space ,upstairs and down, on the west side of the building was theirs for the day. They were well pleased with turnout to the  event. They look forward to greater success when the event becomes better known. That's how their projects go and grow.

They don't ask for free space anywhere they go. They know  expenses need to be covered.

They don't ask for gold,platinum or silver sponsorships from the town. They  don't tap, tapped -out local business for hand-outs.

They don't make grandiose claims of bringing thousands  of dollars into municipal coffers from tourism like a certain carnival jazz fest we  know about.

They just get down to business and do the job the best they know how. The satisfaction is in doing it well and accomplishing the objective.

Is that really such an old-fashioned concept?


Anonymous said...

It sounds like a marvelous concept.

Anonymous said...

It is gratifying to see that there are still those individuals or organizations that are prepared to go about their business of raising funds for worthy causes without appealing to the public purse for financial assistance.

There is nothing old-fashioned about this concept.

It's just that more and more individuals and organizations feel they have a right to financial assistance from the public for whatever cause they may represent.

This "right" is wrong.

Anonymous said...

Registered charities/not-for-profits receive discounted rental rates at "Church Street School."

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry I missed it. Don't remember seeing it advertised anywhere. Please let us know when they have another fund raiser.