If these Dollar Store Buckets could talk…….
They would tell you about motivated 6th grade students who adopted endangered species and ran campaigns to help save each animal.
They would brag about the creativity of each campaign and the excitement that was generated.
They would entertain you with stories about the passionate and committed work on the part of Ms. O.
They would excitedly share with you how they were expecting just loose change to be dropped in their openings but found themselves stuffed with dollar bills (sometimes tens and twenties).
They would smile as they told you about the look on a Kindergartners face when she gave equal amounts to each bucket, and her parent proudly looked on.
They would amaze you with the trust that was present, as money sat out on the table (literally) for days, and no one disturbed it.
They would lecture you that a culture built on creativity, compassion and courage is not easily built and is even harder to keep.
And lastly, they would remind you how lucky we are…..