Once again, I would like to thank the Newman Community for their generous donations toward school supplies for Our Lady of Black Rock. Be assured every dollar was used wisely, and your spirit spread to others. While we were bargain shopping in Wal-Mart, Office Max, etc., some people that were curious onlookers asked what we were doing and also contributed. PERFECT strangers in the true sense of the word.
Here is an email from Sister Diane Marie, the 4th grade teacher that says it all to me:
JoAnne, Thanks for all you do for our children. You and your group of volunteers are amazing and are really living the Year of Mercy in action. Everything in my room is perfect. I have everything I need for the year. God bless you and have a great Labor Day weekend. May you be richly rewarded for your “Labor of Love.”
I am overwhelmed by your generosity and privileged to be a part of this wonderful community. Thank you. God Bless you!
– JoAnne Ryan.