This is a good story...get out your tissues!
We sold about $520 worth of raffle tickets prior to the school carnival. Now you have to remember that my school is in the inner-city so I knew it would be hard to sell tickets to the students. But I sold about $10 worth at school. A little 6th grader bought one ticket to try to win the quilt for her Mom. When the drawing was held, a student pulled the winning ticket and I didn't recognize the name but it was the 6th grader.
She was getting her face painted but her brother heard her name called on the bullhorn and he said he would go get her. I recognized the brother....he is an 8th grader who was helping the teacher next to me with her "Rat Race" booth (yes, in the 'hood rats are very popular!). I told her that her student's sister had won the quilt and she told me that their family lives in the neighborhood. They are struggling...the teacher bought the brother a Subway sandwich for helping with her booth and he kept it wrapped up so he could take it home to give to his Mom. Really. That is a nice son. And the daughter won the raffle quilt. That Mom did a nice job with those two kids--she is getting a sandwich and a quilt tonight!
Thanks to everyone in the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild who helped to make the quilt and everyone who bought a raffle ticket to help support the Knudson Counselor's Fund. Your contributions are appreciated!!!