Not the Ice Bucket Challenge

It takes a village to raise a child.  I'm asking for the village's help to keep her in college.

She isn't making potato salad. She hasn't come up with the latest and greatest invention. She has nothing tangible to pitch to Sharks. She can't compete with the best of the best on America's Got Talent and she isn't so profoundly intelligent that someone has offered her a full ride scholarship. (Don't get me wrong, she is very very smart!)

She is however going to change the world. I know it and those who have ever met her know it too. We all agree that she is an old soul.

Like every mom, I want only the best for my daughter. I've tried to raise her to stand by her beliefs. I've tried to raise her to believe that she can be anything she wants to be, do anything she wants to do. I've tried to convince her that there is always a way, no matter the obstacle. Sadly, I make "too much" for her to qualify for much financial aid. The story of too many kids in college today. 

I am not above trying what has worked for so many over recent years. Asking for help.

She is starting her junior year and I don't want to let her down. I don't want to tell her that this time there was no way. I don't want to tell her that she has to stay home this year because I can't make tuition, even with the loans, her scholarship and grants. 

Can you spare at least a dollar to help put my daughter through college? Can you share my request with others? I know it takes a lot of dollars added together to make this happen. And I know that will mean asking a lot of people. I may be mocked or ridiculed. She is worth it.

Read more at:  Village for Sara

Thank you.


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Kerri Richter-Hendricks 
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