A few months back, a group of students in Kewaskum, WI had the opportunity to deliver checks to local on-profit organizations. Led by MSP Ambassador, Dona Miotke, and supported by The Silbernagel Group and many local businesses, the students embarked on their 10-week journey of self discovery, analysis, fundraising, and group interaction, they were rewarded with the gift of giving! As one student shared in her blog,
“It was really awesome to see the people at the charities faces when our class delivered each check. It made me proud that all of our hard work actually paid off just by seeing how happy this one check made people. I’m really glad that I could be apart of this experience. When we went to the Washington County Humane Society they were so shocked to see how big our check was. I know they will use that money for great use.” – Samantha W
“When we delivered the checks to the organizations on Friday, it made me feel like I was making a difference in people’s lives. It was great to see how grateful the recipients were and that made me feel proud of everything our group did while fundraising the money we were giving to the organizations.” – Lexie S.
“Giving the money to the organizations made me feel a sense of accomplishment in knowing what we did was going to help others out in various ways. I felt very good about what the class did and It made me feel better as a person to give the money that our group worked hard to raise. It is nice to see hard work turn out into nice results.” – Nathan H.
Can you see the trend? These students are doing things for people and causes other than themselves, they worked extremely hard to be able to do so, and they have a sense of pride, accomplishment, and gratitude for the opportunity! Many of the next generation as a group of very self-centered individuals, but it’s just not true – they are growing, learning, and living through giving!
Would you like to see more students impacted through this type of an experience? Support Main Street Philanthropy as we lead high school students through a journey in living, giving, and intelligent financial decision making; inspiring the next generation of philanthropists, changing the hears and minds of those who give!