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#11 jak27

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    Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:14 PM

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    What about a donation to a scolarship fund in their name on an annual basis, and a photo of you at your graduation? They sound like people who would appreciate someone giving back in a similar way that they helped you.
    That was exactly what I was thinking! I think this is a fabulous idea, and oftentimes you can even set up a scholarship in their name, even if it's just a portion, not a full scholarship.

    I love this idea, and I think they would really enjoy it. Perhaps you could donate to their alma mater? Just thinking out loud.

    But Michelle, I love this story. What a totally generous thing to do, and look how their generosity has changed your life. Love these stories!

    #12 michelle08

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      Posted 11 December 2007 - 04:03 PM

      I know...they are so generous and selfless....

      I love the scholarship idea...thanks gals...

      Hey does anyone know how to go about this??

      #13 TATrisha

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      Posted 11 December 2007 - 04:22 PM

      I have NO idea how to go about it... but I would guess you could contact a local high school and ask them? Or a college. But I think a local high school would probably be best.

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      #14 jak27

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        Posted 11 December 2007 - 05:52 PM

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        I know...they are so generous and selfless....

        I love the scholarship idea...thanks gals...

        Hey does anyone know how to go about this??
        If you're going to establish something in their name at a university, I would contact their Foundation/Giving office and they'll be able to direct you in the right place. Same with other institutions, just start somewhere and I bet they'll get you to the right place quickly, since you're wanting to give them some money! Let us know how it goes!

        #15 Spazz

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          Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:09 PM

          What a great story, that's so wonderful how generous they are! I definitely agree with a heartfelt letter and a donation or scholarship fund to their alma mater.

          #16 TammyDez

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            Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:15 PM

            I don’t know if your interested but since your getting married in Mexico. My good friends grandparents do a lot of work for the school systems in Mexico. My friend has visited the areas. They are very indigent they don’t have the money or resources as we have in America so a 100.00 donation in their names would be special to the children and go along with the Mexican wedding. Just a thought to look into. Good Luck!

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            Posted 11 December 2007 - 07:04 PM

            ooo, I like that idea best!!! Since your wedding is in Mexico that would make a HUGE difference in the lives of some children!

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            #18 coreyphil

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              Posted 11 December 2007 - 07:18 PM

              Quote:
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              What about a donation to a scolarship fund in their name on an annual basis, and a photo of you at your graduation? They sound like people who would appreciate someone giving back in a similar way that they helped you.
              Wow! How wonderful! I love hearing about people who are so generous ...

              I was going to suggest something similar. You said that they are both really into education - so this would seem really appropriate. I went through nursing school at a community college completely on scholarship money. Some were like $150 per semester - while this doesn't seem like much - they all added up to cover tuition, books, nursing supplies, etc. I was recently divorced with a 2 year old and an infant ---- those scholarships provided me a way to provide for my family.

              At a community college, you could probably do something small and it might go further.

              #19 coreyphil

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                Posted 11 December 2007 - 07:20 PM

                oops .... sorry - i didn't read through the entire post ... :)

                #20 michelle08

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                  Posted 11 December 2007 - 09:31 PM

                  All great ideas....I knew I could count on you gals!

                  I am going to talk w/ my grandma and see if she knows their alma matter first and go from their...

                  The Mexican schools isn't a bad idea either...I might check back w/ you..




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