Local Class Makes Mission a Reality with Help of Global Samaritan

(ABILENE, TEXAS)-- "We will help by volunteering," is one of the mission statements in Kim Starr's second grade classroom at Texas Leadership Charter Academy. Mrs. Starr's students turned those words into actions on Tuesday by participating in Global Samaritan Resources' Boxes of Food and Hope program.

Boxes that arrived in the classroom bare are now a little brighter thanks to these students. The hope is to brighten someone's day like the colors brighten the boxes..

"It puts what they've been saying all year into their reality," Starr said.

According to Esther Kissell of Global Samaritan Resources, the boxes will be sent overseas to refugees.

Yes, Global Samaritan could send the boxes without decoration, but according to Kissell, the messages on the boxes are more valuable than what's inside

"We know how much these messages mean to these kids and families in Iraq," Kissell said.

One color at a time, these students learned they can make a difference.

"I learned that it it doesn't matter that event though you're not there you can help people by giving them something even that you're not there," second grader Abigail Adams said.

A lesson their teacher says can't be taught in a text book.

There will be an opportunity for you to get involved with the Global Samaritan effort. There will be a fundraiser this Saturday form 9 am to 12 pm and again from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Global Samaritan headquarters on North First and Graham Streets. Donating money and writing messages on some of those boxes will be an open event to the community. KTAB will be airing a telethon Saturday from 7 pm to 9 pm.



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