Let Them Be Kids

Let Them Be Kids is an all volunteer, non-profit organization created to build community capacity on the grassroots level, while building playgrounds, skate parks and fitness parks across Canada. These projects leave a legacy of community members who are inspired and better equipped to lay a strong foundation for a brighter tomorrow.

St. John Catholic Elementary School in Perth is a proud recipient of a 2010 Let Them Be Kids "Believe" Award! Every dollar raised by our community will be matched by Let Them Be Kids
to build a much needed playground at St. John's!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Barnabe’s YIG a Major St. John’s Supporter!

Sometimes, you just need a little faith!

St. John's Playground Committee members are busy talking with Perth area businesses and organizations about our community plan to transform our school yard this May 29.

This week, one local business approached us before we had even asked for support!

Playground Committee Chair, Diane Jackson, received a call at home directly from Matthew Barnabe, who owns Barnabe's Your Independent Grocer (YIG) in Perth. Apparently, Mr. Barnabe saw our story in the local paper and called to let us know that his grocery store would be supporting the playground with a generous $1,000 donation, as well as opportunities for fundraising activities, such as Saturday BBQ’s and 50/50 draws at Perth’s YIG grocery store.

We were amazed and heartened by Mr. Barnabe’s actions! At St. John’s, we appreciate that Mr. Barnabe heard about the new playground and sought us out, enthusiastically asking how he could help.

The moms of the Playground Committee continue our efforts as Jesus encourages us: “ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” When Mr. Barnabe called this week, he proved to us how one shows kind-heartedness and community leadership by freely giving to others, gladly and wholeheartedly.

Thank you to the Barnabe family for giving us all a little extra faith along our journey!

Photo courtesy of The Perth Courier
Matthew Barnabe presents a $1,000 cheque to St. John's Playground Committee Chair, Diane Jackson, which gives a great boost to the playground fundraising campaign! In the background, from left, are St. John's students and future new playground enthusiasts, Gracie Costello, Connor Jackson, Emma Kealy, Hayley Jackson, and Bridget Hofstatter.

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