Something very special took place at Bracken this week! The student council held the 1st annual "Christmas Boutique" as a fundraiser for the orphan-care ministry, Hope for Orphans. Donated items such as scarves, jewelry, purses and earrings were put on display in a room that was set up as a Christmas store. The students came over one class at a to purchase items for their moms, grandmas, aunts, and other special ladies in their lives. Their little faces were priceless as they asked our helpers "don't you think my mommy would like these?" One by one they made their selections, and were even able to "check out" like big kids. Then each gift was wrapped and placed in a big bag for the children to carry home, so that their gifts could be placed under the tree. One little girl even brought her purse from home to hold her money. It was absolutely precious! The Christmas miracle was that we had hoped to be able to donate $200 to Hope for Orphans. At the end of the two days, over $1600 was raised!! The president of Hope for Orphans, Mr. Paul Pennington, was so humbled and amazed at the students and families of Bracken. He plans to have an article written in the Hope for Orphans newsletter about our school. To find out more about Hope for Orphans, please visit www.hopefororphans.org.
Thank you Bracken for showing your love to orphans around the world!
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world"
Kindergarten student Claire Stocking brought along her purse and shopped like mommy
Pre-K 4 Christmas shoppers loved shopping like big kids at the boutique