Exciting happenings!

Elisabeth has been featured on the Sun Sentinel, the Ft. Lauderdale newspaper, parenting blog today!


Elisabeth’s school, Pine Jog Elementary, is really helping her out. This morning Elisabeth made a little speech about her project at her school during morning announcements and asked all students and teachers to bring in pennies on Thursday and Friday, when Elisabeth and 3 other girls from her class (and troop) are going to go around to all the classrooms and collect them. I took video, but she was real nervous and the sound is low, so I need to see if I see if I can get the sound louder before I post it. But here is a picture of Elisabeth and Allison Baer, also a first grader in Elisabeth’s class and a scout in our Girl Scout troop, posing before the morning announcements.
Elisabeth and Allison Baer at morning announcements at Pine Jog!

Elisabeth and Allison Baer at morning announcements at Pine Jog!


I also got a call from the art teacher at Elisabeth’s school and she’s been inspired to have all the art classes try to create 1,000 paper cranes to send over to Japan, which we will help to ship out!

Very exciting things are happening! Thank you, everyone, for your support!

We also got another generous donation from Jan and Chuck Cutter – 2,500 “pennies” – Thank you so much!

Our new grand total to date is:

15,345 pennies for the Girl Scouts of Japan relief effort!

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  1. #1 by YASUHIRO HAMASAKA on March 23, 2011 - 8:02 pm

    Hello Elisabeth

    I’m a father of 14-year-old Japanese girlscout. Your project touched us deeply. We really appreciate you, and say thank you to all of the students and the teachers at your school please. The city we live in wasn’t destroyed, but the quake was the biggest one we’d ever experienced.

    Take care.

    Yasuhiro Hamasaka

    • #2 by geekraisinggeek on March 24, 2011 - 10:22 am

      Thank you so much for writing! Elisabeth was amazed from hear from you! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please keep in touch if you can!

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