Chasing Cheerios

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

SO Proud!

O is SO proud of the money she raised for the children at St. Jude's Hospital through her charity read-a-thon a couple of months ago.  She read 20 books, and we paid her for each book that she read.  All of the money will go to St. Jude's Hospital

We paid her with one dollar bills in order to help her understand the concept of how much money she raised...fives, tens, and twenties are just too abstract.  She was so excited as we counted the money, and she asked that we count it again and again.  After we counted it a few times, she ran to her room and got her piggy bank.  She struggled to open it and dumped all of her money on the bed.  She said "We can give all of my money to the children, too!"  With the 20 dollars from her piggy bank, she raised 100 dollars.  Good job, O!  We are so proud of you!

Although we gave O the money as one dollar bills, I actually made the donation through paypal.  I donated the money to St. Jude's Hospital via Catie's Wish Foundation...please take a moment and read more about this foundation.  Thank you.