Boo Grams support Gary Day Center

Thursday, 17 November 2011

BOO Grams

GARY | One last Halloween ghost stuck around at Forest Ridge Academy and perched on the shoulder of middle school teacher Julie Anderson recently as she delivered a donation to Sojourner Truth House Executive Director Sr. Peg Spindler, CSA, who oversees the Gary day center for homeless and at-risk women and children.

Forest Ridge Academy middle school students raised approximately $750 for the day center by selling $1 Boo Grams, personalized notes attached to small candies or balls decorated to look like ghosts.

 

boo gramAdditionally, through a matching grant provided to Sojourner Truth House by the Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation, the Forest Ridge Academy donation will double to become $1,500.

"I wanted this to be primarily student led," Anderson said. "The information we sent out beforehand describing Sojourner Truth House (really) helped. "Our sales skyrocketed after our first delivery day and kids began to understand what Boo Grams were about."

Sojourner Truth House is a ministry of hope sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. In its founding year, 1997, it served 800 clients. Today it serves an average of 1,350 clients each month, half of them children. For more information about the day center, contact (219) 885-2282 or www.sojournertruthhouse.org.