After hearing a teacher speak about her trip to Uganda, a boy named David from John Knox Christian School (JKCS) in Stoney Creek felt compelled to take action.
Saddened by the fact that many people in the country don’t have enough food, David emphatically explained to his mother that he wanted to do something to help.
After paging through the World Renew gift catalog, David knew that he wanted to send gifts to people in need. As a way to earn money for the cause, he talked to his parents and offered to do some extra chores around the house—like raking leaves, vacuuming and snow shoveling. He also invited members of his extended family to donate to the organization’s gift catalog for Christmas, so that families in need could receive things like food and water.
In total, the family raised $505—enough for 6 water filters, 6 bags of seed , 6 goats and $25 for World Renew to spend where it was most needed.
During this week’s morning chapel, staff and students at JKCS made a point of celebrating David’s compassionate attitude and giving spirit.
A news story about David’s desire to make a difference was recently published to the World Renew website. Click here to check it out!