Monday, April 18, 2005

A Good Cause

I had mentioned that I took Friday off to help out a good cause. For people interested in checking it out or newsies interested in covering... it's the Can Do Arts sale. For those who complain about only hearing bad news... here's some good stuff.

The sale is part of the Can Do 4:13 Scholarship Fund which provides $1,000 to each fourth grader at Peoria, IL's Irving Primary School in the classes of 2002-2003, 2003-2004, and the current 2004-2005 classes at Irving Primary School. The "Can Do Kids" have been challenged to graduate from high school. Once they enroll at an accredited post secondary education institution they will receive money. This includes universities, colleges, technical training schools, junior or business colleges, or even cosmetology school.

The kids artwork is on display all week at Peoria area businesses. The goal is to sell each piece of the Kids' artwork for at least $50, so that we can continue funding their Can Do Scholarship Fund. Businesses include: Lindsay’s on Liberty, Baurer Furniture, AAA Motor Club, CEFCU, Peoria Banking Center, Finish Line Ford, Green Chevrolet, Jim MaComb Chevrolet, Riverside Community Church, The Cutting Edge, Upscale Resale and others.

I got to meet some of these kids on Friday and they are terrific.

Can Do was started a few years back by this really terrific woman I've gotten a chance to know through work. Jennifer was on WMBD This Morning, this morning. She'll be on WMBD's 3-D Morning Show (between 8:30 and 9), WEEK's noon show tomorrow (between 12:30 and 1) and WOAM radio's morning show (between 8:30 and 9) on Friday.

It all wraps up with an event at 4:30 PM on Friday at the Liberty Street Bistro 320 next to/above Lindsay's.

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