CONVENER(S): Carolyn and Tony Kambich
PARTICIPANTS: Miriam Hinnant: The Montessori School at Young World Day School, NJ, Rebecca Little: New Gate School, FL, Carolyn Kambich: Deerfield Montessori Schools, IL Tony Kambich:Deerfield Montessori Schools, IL, Penelope Bliss: Coral Reef Montessori Academy, FL, Barb Barkley: Eau Claire Montessori Charter School, WI, Megin Meyer: Hudson Country Montessori School, CT, Rachel Pulido: Summit- Questa- Montessori, FL, Patti Dougherty: Summit- Questa- Montessori, FL
SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION:
"CHILDREN HELPING CHILDREN" "Pathways to Peace"
Each child makes a difference---when we all participate, we multiply ourselves
We shared different giving projects; some of the projects discussed were; Heffer Project
(Purchasing a farm animal for a needy area), "Every Child Bring One" (Food Drive), establishing Montessori Schools in Uganda, Africa, Knitting Hats for Preemie Babies in the Hospital, Soup kitchens, Adopting Families with Severe Illnessses, Intenational Pen Pals, Adopt-A-Child.
"NATIONALLY UNIFIED CHILDREN'S GIVING PROGRAM"
Our goal is to design a program that will in collaberation with other schools give locally and world wide each month. One particular country will be highlighted for each month or possibly the whole year. A percentage would go to a local organization and a percentage would go to intenational giving: (Example: 65% to worldwide and 35% to local) Each participating school would determine its own percentages of giving.
PROPOSED NATIONAL GIVING SCHEDULE for 2003:
SEPTEMBER--SCHOOL SUPPLIES OCTOBER---FOOD NOVEMBER---FOOD DECEMBER---TOYS/ GIFTS JANUARY---CLOTHING FEBRUARY--- SHELTER MARCH---MEDICAL ASSISTANCE APRIL---TRANSPORTATION MAY---BOOKS
Next step. To post on AMS Website and begin Networking with Montessori Schools and other organizations to encourage children to help children. Contact person for this project is Megin Meyer, #203-512-3508. Email: [email protected]