Fifth Graders and Philanthropy

Fifth Graders

What do Jackie Robinson, Queen Elizabeth II and Vincent Van Gogh have in common?  Each was selected by fifth graders at Summit View Elementary School in Independence, Kentucky as part of a project on individuals who gave back to their communities.

At a culminating event, the students dressed as the individuals chosen and gave oral histories as part of a “living wax museum.”

GCF staff member Helen Mattheis was invited to attend. Not only did she enjoy the wax museum, the students presented her with a donation for GCF! The fifth graders decided to donate the proceeds of the museum to GCF as a way to say thanks for the support their school had received in the past from GCF's Grants for Kids.

Helen was thrilled to accept the $174 which will now be used to help the community. What do Jackie Robinson, Queen Elizabeth II and Van Gogh have in common with a class of fifth graders? Generosity.

May 2010



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