Thank you to everyone who supported our Kindness for Kids (K4K) breakfast this morning. K4K is a program of the church’s Benevolence Committee. Its purpose is to help Hatfield’s public-school students participate in school activities that they may otherwise not be able to because of financial difficulty.
The organizers of the K4K breakfast were Melody Edwards, Leeanne Rubeck and Amy Novak. We thank them for all of their enthusiasm and hard work. We appreciate also the many volunteers who came forward from Hatfield Congregational Church, including Maddie and Morgan from our Confirmation class. I’ll see if they won’t let me post their names.
Leeanne and Art Rubeck were a huge help in the kitchen. Leeanne invited so many of her fellow parishioners from Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church to come over and we appreciate their support. Being only a few days shy of Valentine’s Day, a card-making area was set up for our youngest guests, and we thank Ali and Brooke for supervising this activity.
We were truly blessed by the generous support of the Hatfield Lion’s Club and Goggin’s Realty. The Lion’s Club donated $500 to the K4K fund and added eight gift cards to the Texas Road House Restaurant in Hadley.
The Goggins Real Estate Agency contributed $250, and on top of that four employees came and worked with us at the breakfast. They were: Micki Sanderson, Tess Coburn, Rachel Simpson and Julie Rosten. Every month Goggins’ employees volunteer at a local charitable event.
We need also to thank the Hampshire Gazette Newspaper. They ran an article in the Gazette in advance of our breakfast and helped us to get the word out about the event and K4K. Here, again, is the link to the article: https://www.gazettenet.com/Kindness-for-Kids-program-in-Hatfield-holding-benefit-breakfast-23269289 The posted article on our FaceBook page has already received over 500 hits. The Gazette sent a photographer to the breakfast and we are looking forward to seeing those pictures next week.
Lastly, the initial count on the proceeds we made at the breakfast, 100% of which will benefit students in need in the Hatfield public schools, is $1,450! Thank you to everyone who donated, worked and attended the breakfast to make this possible.
Faith, love and chitchat.
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