Davis Hombrecher & Jackson Lepper—Giving from the Heart!

“In planning our 12th birthday party, we wanted to have an amazing party and include our entire 6th grade class. At the same time, we wanted it to be all about fun. We asked that in lieu of gifts, if our guests wanted to, they could donate to our 6th grade class wish list. The donations would be used to help the teachers buy special items that are needed for their classrooms. Many of our classmate’s families felt that this was a brilliant idea, and with their wonderful generosity, together we raised over $700 for the 6th grade. Although we both think it would have been fun to purchase some new video games with that money, we realize that we would soon tire of playing those games. However, these gifts to the school will continue to benefit students in the years to come. Both of our parents have always told us it is better to give than to receive. In the words St. Francis of Assisi, ‘For it is in giving that we receive.’”