"I am pleased to tell you of the success of our Cookies for Kenya fundraiser. I am the Vice Principal of a large elementary school in Toronto, Canada. After hearing of the tragic events that have taken place in Kenya, as a result of the political uprisings, we wanted to do our part to help the people who are in need.
I approached our student council and educated them on some of the recent events. They were horrified to find out that there were so many people who have been displaced, are starving, or have been killed. Their hearts went out to the children who had been abandoned by their parents for their own safety. After hearing of these events, my students were compelled to try to help.
For a week, we sold 1500 giant cookies and I am proud to tell you that we raised almost $700 CAD ($339 GBP). We wanted to thank you so much for all the work that you and your family have done for the people of Kisumu. We also wanted to let you know that the students of Mary Shadd Public School in Toronto, care about the people of Kenya. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Sincerely, Lesley Reilly Vice Principal Mary Shadd Public School"