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Ripples from a Tiny Drop

Susan Notes:

Cindy adds: "I can take no credit for Pastor Shaun King and his good works, but he is a former student of mine who got his start at Stanton through my comp course [at Morehouse College]. The point is that one never knows what ripples may result from such a tiny drop."

Cindy Lutenbacher

It's hard for children to learn if they're cold; it's hard to get to school
if it's too cold and a child has no coat. At International Community School
(charter in DeKalb County public), where half of the children are refugees
from Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, teachers and parents made
sure that not only the kids all had coats this winter, but also as many
family members of the kids as possible. ICS learned early on that older
siblings would invariably give their coats to younger siblings who had no

At F.L. Stanton Elementary (Atlanta Public Schools), where 100% of the
children qualify for free lunch and breakfast, Pastor Shaun King and the
teachers of the school raised enough money to give every child in the school
a cool present and mittens or hat. For many children, these gifts were the
only holiday presents they would receive.

— Cindy Lutenbacher


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