We are excited to say that we have been the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Loyola Foundation! This is a real blessing for LeapingStone and for the children of Dédékè, Togo. What this means is that we are $4,000 away from having all the funds necessary to complete our primary school project — the final three classrooms and office for the teachers.
We are so grateful to the Board of Trustees and to
Mr. A. Gregory McCarthy IV of the Loyola Foundation for their generosity and for their confidence in LeapingStone.
Mr. McCarthy was willing to give his time to answer all our questions and his genuine kindness and the charitable effort of Loyola Foundation is truly making a difference in this world.
Now, when I say us, I really mean Donald Peterson. He should get the credit for winning this grant. He led us through the process from start to finish. He helped us to draft all the correspondence starting with the Letter of Inquiry all the way through to the grant itself. He spent hours writing and rewriting, making sure every detail was accurate. He was invaluable to us and deserves all the glory for this achievement.
We are pleased to announce we will be participating in the Annie B Fund drive again this year. This drive runs from August 1 to September 30. Our goal is to raise the last $4,000 needed to complete construction on the school.
More about this to come! Thank you to everyone who has supported us. We could not do it without you.