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This summer alongside CANHelp, CPI has been collecting backpacks for the families of Hopkins County. Every backpack will be filled with school supplies and given to participating families at the Back to School Fair on August 9th from 3-6pm. We recently did a drawing in which all donors were given the chance to win a $100 gift card. In this newsletter, it’s our greatest honor to share the story of 2019’s Giveback winner, Jade Kruczek
Conversations with Jade
Jade, tell me something interesting about yourself.
“I am an experienced traveler. I have traveled to London, Paris, and Canada with an organization called People To People. I have also been to the Bahamas, and all fifty states.”
As a resident of Maine, how are you connected to our community in Texas?
“I have family in Texas and try to go every year to spend time with them and create memories. I have some of my favorite memories with the community at Penny’s diner that is no longer there. The community has always been kind to me and has become an important place in my heart.”
What motivated you to give to this project?
“I was motivated to give to the project because I wanted to help give every student an equal chance at an education. I believe that everyone deserves an education and should have the same opportunity to achieve whatever they dream.”
What impact do you think it will make?
“I hope that this will help bring happiness to the children and makes each child feel special.”
Tell me about an experience you had when someone was generous toward you. How did it affect you?
“When I was trying to raise money to go on my trip with People to People I was shown generosity by others who donated to help me reach my goal amount in order to be able to go. This made a huge impact on my life. I was able to see other cultures and meet different people which allowed me to have a broader outlook on life, new experiences, and make lifelong friends.”
In your opinion, why is generosity and giving back important?
“In life there are always struggles that people have to face whether big or small. Giving back is a way to show people that they are not alone, and that someone is there for them even if it is not obvious. This is a way to show that even though they might be struggling they are still important and valued.”
Jade’s story has inspired us to discover what ways we can show generosity in our daily lives. There’s much more to be achieved by giving then by receiving. If this story has inspired you to give back it’s not too late! Bring a backpack or two to our corporate offices in Sulphur Springs, Texas and join us on this quest to give back to our community.