Friday, November 18, 2011

There is still time!! Will be going to the food bank on Monday!

Zachary has done better than I could have ever dreamed!  He is currently over $2600!!  We have decided to make our donation to  the food bank on Monday morning.  So if you want to help Zachary we still have a few days! (Donation button located to the right of this post) Thanks for all who believed in his dreams!

Monday, November 14, 2011

4 more days!

Wow!  What a whirl wind this last few weeks have been.  Zachary has been doing an amazing job!  To date he has raised $768.06!  I am so proud of him!!  He can't wait to go to the food bank and give them his donation.  I have been asked if I think that he will continue this beyond the Thanksgiving season, and I truly think that he will.  Right now the food bank doesn't really have any volunteer opportunities for children his age but I am hoping that they will be able to come up with something that he can do.

I have to say that I am so moved at all who have put their support in Zachary!   I know that he doesn't even being to understand why people think that he is such an amazing kid. 

If you would like to donate to his cause there is a donation button to the right, 100% of the donations will be given to the Hays County Food Bank.  Please email me at jimmyandlaurie at verizon dot net (spelled out to prevent spam) and I will give you our mailing address and you can make a check payable directly to the food bank.

Thanks to all who have BELIEVED in a little 7 year old kids dream....

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Zachary's done it again!

Its time for the annual food drive at school, last year Zachary blew us away by his desire to help others.  See the last entry (yes I know I ignore our poor blog).  This year he has done it again!  Today a lady came in from the food bank and Zachary was able to talk to her and tell her his plans to raise money for those who might not otherwise have a Thanksgiving dinner. I could tell from his voice that he had big plans in mind I just didn't know then just how BIG he was dreaming.

We talked about it further this afternoon and about what his personal goal was this year in helping out the food bank.  "Momma I want to raise enough money to feed 200 familes!!"  "Zachary honey that is a little unrealistic" I told him.  "Momma you never know what CAN happen".  The faith of a child.  We all have something to learn from that faith, it seems we give up so easily now days.  

So then began this years help 200 families.  I told him that was $4,000 that he had to raise and he just knows that he can do it.   I told him to come up with a plan on how he was going to make this happen and he decided that a video would be best.  I asked him if he needed to write anything down and he said "No Momma its all right here" (pointing to his heart).  Talk about making a Momma tear up!  Of course we did several "takes" before he was satisified with one.  And we put it out on facebook and youtube.  It didn't take long before friends and family were on board for helping him out.  A friend donated $25 and when I told him he said  "YES!! Thats already a family that will have a good thanksgiving!!!"  All while clapping and jumping up and down for joy.  Oh if you could have only seen the smile on his face!  He is up to almost $90...a long way from $4,000 but all that keeps going through my mind is "Faith just have to believe". 

I believe in you Zachary! You have no idea how amazing you are! I love you!!