“Dear Project Hope,

As principal of Maple Elementary school I would like to thank you for your efforts on behalf of our school and community during Project Hope school clean up on August 27th.

Over forty members of City Destiny, Springfield Nazarene churches and Project Hope participants arrived that Saturday to clean up our playground and to spend hours manicuring our grounds and flowerbeds. There was a lot of work to be done, but there were many willing hands.

It was my understanding that volunteers were only scheduled to work for two hours, but many stayed to finish the job and were at our school from 9:00 o’clock in the morning until after 2:00 pm in the afternoon. When their work was completed, Maple’s school grounds looked beautiful!

Speaking on behalf of our Maple school staff, students and neighborhood, I thank everyone from your organizations for the gift you shared with us in offering your time, labor, and love while you worked on Maple’s school grounds.

I am deeply moved that members of our community cared enough about the children of our school to give up their Saturday so that on the children’s first day of school, they will walk down clean sidewalks and past trimmed and tidy landscaping.

I will tell the children that what you have done for them was done with care and love. And they will observe that this is true, when they look around their school’s grounds and see that they are clean, tidy, and welcoming.”

With much Appreciation,

Jay Carter, Principal
Maple Elementary School