Thursday, 25 February 2010

If it's Carmen's birthday,

then who is this?
I'd like you to meet Estefanie.
Carmen asked Ken and I to help her sponsor a child as her birthday present this year. So from Jaclyn she got a hair dryer, from Steven she got a book and a DVD, from Chloe she got a DS game, and from Ken and I she gets to help this sweet 7-year-old from Mozambique.
This is very Carmen. In 3rd grade, when her class collected blankets for an animal shelter, it was Carmen who was chosen to be interviewed by the newspaper for her passion for the project. This year she is a founding member of the Reach Out Club at school and this time got her picture in the newspaper for their fundraising efforts to aid Haiti. Remember the Take a Stand lemonade stand where she raised money for the Humane Society? And she is all set to take over the Ronald MacDonald House pull-tab support project at the school next year now that Steven has completed his hours for his Chief Scout.
At the high school Jaclyn is a member of the Social Justice Club, but she likes to joke about how good it will look on her college applications, whereas Jaclyn points out that someday Carmen will join this club out of complete sincerity.
Happy Birthday, you loving, caring girl.


Natalie said...

My heart is melting! Carmen certainly has a big heart and lots of love to give. Happy Birthday, Carmen!

Marie said...

Oh Carmen! You beautiful girl. I'm crying. I'm so proud to be your aunt!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Incredible. My goodness, what a girl.


Elizabeth said...

What a girl!

Jill said...


Price Cream Parlor said...

This is so powerfully sweet! I love that! We sponsor some children in Mozambique too - at an orphanage. Don't you just want to scoop up this darling child and bring her home?

YEAH for Jaclyn!

Kelly said...

This is the sweetest thing ever. Love this girl!

michelle said...

Oh, what a tenderheart! I'm sure you know that not all kids would do that...