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Ordinary People Making an Extraordinary Difference

A senior class in Virginia gives life-changing help to families in Kentucky and New Orleans

Seniors in high school have a lot to think about: leaving their school and friends behind following graduation, what their next step in life will be, and how they will make it on their own once they leave the comfort of their parents’ homes. For one small independent school in Virginia, giving back is also a part of senior class activities. Each year, Brunswick Academy in Lawrenceville, Virginia celebrates their last year of high school […]

Making Memories with Back to School Shopping

A perspective by Renée Kube, Director of U.S. Programs, on the importance of our Back to School Fund

According to the National Retail Federation, last year’s back to school shopping reached $27 million. It is the second largest shopping season for retailers, after the winter holidays. In fact, the beginning of a new school year is a little like Christmas; the children are excited, and everything is shiny and new. But just like during the holiday season, many families wince at the economic pinch they feel as fall approaches, having to stock up […]