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!