The kids have been busting their butts raising funds to pay for their Destination Imagination global finals trip to Knoxville, Tennessee.
They canvassed a few towns,
popped in to local shops,
and asked for donations for a silent auction which was to be held at a local Earth Day event.
The kids were so awesome, so not shy. They strolled into stores with happy smiles, and told the Merchants about their team, what they did, where they were going, and why they needed the money.
I learned one great thing through this experience. The world may be a wreck in many ways, but people, just ordinary people on the street, are good, kind, loving and generous. Sure there were a few (2) who would not really give our kids a chance, but the others really wanted to help our kids. They donated beautiful things, and gift certificates from their businesses to be used in the silent auction. Such great people.
The kids also made a beautiful basket of felted soaps to be auctioned off.
It was breathtakingly gorgeous. I wish I had a picture of them all.
Needless to say, they sold!
Finally, all of the baskets and gift cards were collected, and we waited for the big day to arrive.
Earth Day finally came and they were on!
They were there all day Saturday, running their silent auction table,
and doing two performance of their play in front of a live audience.
Although there was a microphone (or lack there of) issue, they did really well.
They must have impressed some one as they were invited to host Children's games at another event that will occur at the end of summer.
They are so excited about that.
The day ended, and they were so successful.
They rocked it.
They always do.
And yet again, I amazed by the power of children.
Hop on over to Jess' for more pictures, and her take!