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Arriving back in Michigan from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Father Riwa and Bud and Sue Ozar headed to the mid-Michigan area. An afternoon reception hosted by Kathy and Fred Partlow (pictured above on the left) allowed Father to meet many of the donors from the Lansing and Grand Ledge areas. Over thirty people met Father, heard his story and the story of the St. Clare Centre for Girls. The next day, Father went to St. Gerard School where he celebrated an all-school Mass for over 500 children, teachers and parishioners. After Mass, Father went over to the Junior High to thank the students for their generous support of St. Clare. Father answered several questions the students had and even taught them a song in Swahili. Finally Father met Maya and Sophia, along with Aaron and Dominic (All are pictured below). These four students have made special donations to St. Clare.
Last year when she returned from teaching at St. Clare, St. Gerard History teacher, Mrs. Kathy Partlow, spoke to all of the students at St. Gerard School in Lansing, Michigan. These students were so touched by the stories of the girls at St. Clare that they donated money to help finish the building of St. Clare. Now some of the St. Gerard students continued to be involved by sponsoring a St. Clare student. Under the guidance of their teacher and advisor, Mrs. Jenny Sykes, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) at St. Gerard has had several fundraisers to raise the funds needed to sponsor a child at St. Clare. These students, who are in the 8th grade raised money by selling popcorn, having a Pink Day, and sponsoring a jeans day at school.
Congratulations St. Gerard NJHS for being so generous and involved. As they say in Kenya, “Asante Sana” (thank you very much) for your giving spirit! You continue to be awe-inspiring.
(Mrs. Jenny Sykes, St. Gerard NJHS Moderator)