These Children Are Smiling Because of You!

Students Christian Academy

Adelis Obando, Lily Wallace and Seth Darity stand beside a recent donation to the St. John Christian Academy. The donation made made possible thanks to our recent raffle.

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend… I know I did! I just wanted to give you a quick update on the raffle proceeds, so you know exactly where your money is going. :)

To recap, together we raised more than $123,000 through the 2019 News of St. John raffle. So amazing! St. John Christian Academy received some of the proceeds last week, and they could not be happier.

The school asked for some pretty simple items… pencils, erasers, staplers, red pens, whiteboards and “fun stuff” to make the classrooms “pretty.” The school doesn’t have a large budget, so often teachers find themselves purchasing school supplies using their own money.

So thanks to all of you, we were able to purchase more than $1,100 in school supplies at Office Max in St. Thomas last week. We actually cleared the shelves of many of the items. We delivered it all last Tuesday.

Some of the school supplies purchased with the proceeds from the recent News of St. John raffle.

Some of the school supplies purchased with the proceeds from the recent News of St. John raffle.

We received the following text from Robin Wallace, the school’s administrative assistant, after we dropped off the items.

A thank you message to all of you from Mrs. Wallace at St. John Christian Academy

A thank you message to all of you from Mrs. Wallace at St. John Christian Academy

So again, thank you all so very much for donating to our raffle. The love you’ve showed this island over the years is amazing.

The school also asked for an electronic sign for announcements and to enhance visibility along the roadway, as well as musical equipment and athletic equipment. Those items are on order.

And as previously mentioned, we have already made monetary donations to the St. John Historical Society, Love City Community Network, Love City Pan Dragons, Island Health and Wellness and C.O.R.E. We made contact with the food supplier for the Carolina Corral and will be purchasing food for the animals there. We are still awaiting a detailed list of needs from JESS in Cruz Bay. As soon as we receive that list, we will purchase supplies for the school.

With all the hate in the world and on the internet these days, I am so proud to be able to say that this website continues to spread love. Thank you to all of you who continue to join me in that. Have a wonderful day everyone.

4 comments for “These Children Are Smiling Because of You!

  1. Sue & Burt
    April 29, 2019 at 9:53 am

    St. John represents everything kind, strong and caring across all
    ages, cultures, genders and “status”. We and so many others who
    ‘get’ Love City, love the island’s people, beauty, quiet and strength!
    Thank you, Jenn ….. good news is VERY appreciated these days!

  2. Mike & Bella
    April 29, 2019 at 11:21 am

    We in MA can’t help but smile for the love being shown for Love City!

  3. Lisa
    April 29, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Praise The Lord God Jesus Christ that is a blessing to see the smile on the kids. God bless them all and the staff and to all who contribute. Thanks Jen.

  4. Loraine Richards
    April 29, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Good evening would you all like to donate to the Dynamic Dancers I am getting ready to take 35 girls on site changing experience on a 7 days cruise

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