Friday, September 19, 2008

Young, Inspiring Trailblazers for the Street Schools and Active Compassion


Carleen Sinton and Jamey Rossano, two 12 year old friends who live in Boston, have been collecting and sending money for the street schools for over a year now. Last Fall, after Carleen's grandma told them about the street schools, Carleen and Jamey got very excited. They wanted to adopt a school. They wanted to do something for these children who had so much less than they did! They quickly got to work raising money to help support the schools. During the school year, they created a program they called "Save The Change" and got their families to save all their coins. Their efforts generated two separate $100 contributions for the schools . Carleen's grandparents were so inspired by Carleen and Jamey's efforts that they sent $400 for the street schools. Then this past summer Carleen started making bracelets to sell in order to raise more money. She makes bracelets and sells them for $1 each; so far, she has raised $23. Jamey has also started making bracelets now; he plans to sell them in his Mother's store. Carleen and Jamey have also sent letters, artwork and photos over to the street schools, so that the children in the schools can learn something about other people in the world, and will know that others in the world love them and think about them. One of Carleen and Jamey's goals is to get some bit of communication going with the children and themselves. (If anyone would be interested in periodically translating a few letters into Bengali from English, and from English to Bengali for that purpose, please email raehack@comcast.netto volunteer). We all have a lot to learn from Carleen and Jamey, their open hearted vision and concentrated effort to reach out and serve others in need.=

3 comments:

Susan Berg said...

I am so happy to read how these two beautiful children worked so hard to raise money for the street school children in Calcutta. They are truly an inspiration to us all.
Kudos, applause and claps and hugs and all gratitude to Carleen and Jamey!!!

Prithvi said...

Jai Baba Lokenath

Anonymous said...

Joy Baba...HE is giving you all the strengths to do these...It is good to even help one man..A man is a living GOD...May BABA bless you more....so that you succeed more...