Many thanks for introducing the Giving Project to your readers [Giving Project promotes student service, News, Nov. 16]. As a brand new organization, we are so very excited for all the buzz about our group!

I’d like to share the success of our first endeavor, the Giving Thanks campaign. We spread a flyer and thank you letterhead “virtually” throughout Oak Park (via MomMail, District 97 backpacks, PTOs and word of mouth) and received over 150 beautiful children’s letters and works of art. From preschoolers’ hand prints to paragraphs from Julian middle-schoolers, these letters proclaimed gratitude for the many people who service our community during the holidays, away from their own families. The letters are being delivered in person during the week of Thanksgiving — a simple gesture, but one with great impact for all involved.

Please stay tuned for our next service opportunity: You can check us out on Facebook, and our website is coming soon.

Carrie Summy
Oak Park

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