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               A child's life is like a piece of paper
               on which every passerby leaves a mark.
                                                     Chinese Proverb


You can also read a few of the kid's thank you letters here.

Harrington Elementary School

Harrington Elementary School is located in Denver, Colorado. The school has an enrollment of approximately 470 incredible children for the 2008/2009 school year. We made our first visit to the school on March 20, 2009 and were greeted by children from the pre-school program all the way up to sixth grade. The compassion from the teachers and administrators for these children was clearly evident. Despite their economic hardships, we were overwhelmed by the giving spirit of these children, as they truly understood the vision of paying forward. While receiving their gift of a reading book, many brought donations of a dollar to help us buy books for other children. We were truly humbled.

"Our students asked me to write a letter to you to say 'Thank You!' for all of the wonderful books you brought to our school to give to them. They wanted me to tell you that they really love the choices of titles that you picked and that they have enjoyed reading them very much. Books are a luxury many of their families cannot afford. For many students the only way they will ever have a collection of books to read at home is because of people like you. They want you to know that your investment in them is well placed. They have dreams and they will make their dreams come true."
Sally Edwards, Principal  
Harrington Elementary School 
 

 

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