Friday, February 18, 2011

It's Simple - "Answer the Call..."

What is the saying “many hands make light work”? Well, the same is true about giving. So when the kids from Gresham Barlow School District call this coming week on behalf of the Gresham Barlow Education Foundation’s Phone-A-Thon, give what you can. Every little bit helps.

Seriously there will be thousands of phone calls made and if everyone just contributed $10 it would mean so much to the elementary reading programs in the district!!

For those that donate $40 or more you will receive some great “thank you” gifts for your generous giving:

• A DVD of the “The Tails of Abbygail”, now on CBS on Sundays at 6:30 a.m. Kids love this show. It
would be a great birthday gift for anyone under the age of 10 – and I would be happy getting one for my
birthday as I consider myself a kid at heart. Thank you Terri Lynn and Al! 
• A Children’s book courtesy of “Books 4 Giving”. Thank you Kellee and Raul!!
• A $20.00 Gift Certificate from Gresham Ford’s Service Department where we work on all makes and
models. Thank you Cher and team! Our children are our most precious resource and learning to read is more valuable than all the gold in Alaska.

Imagine a day where you could not read or living a life where it is a continual struggle. The 2011 Phone-A-Thon has pledged all the proceeds will fund reading programs for elementary students in the district. It is not
complicated just “Answer the Call…”  and do what you can because “reading matters”.