Friday, May 27, 2005

When little things mean big things

I've posted links to several stories about principals shaving their heads for charities, but I think this is the first one that involves food. Today's story is about the students and principal of Roosevelt High School in Wyoming, who managed to collect a large amount of food for families in need.
Pickett told his students early this year that if they collected 1,000 pounds of nonperishable food and donated it to the Central Wyoming Rescue Mission, he'd shave his head and they could watch.

The first installment of 272 pounds of food was delivered on Feb. 1, 2005. Since then, a total of 1,000 pounds has been given, in addition to enough cash and change to purchase a bed at the mission.

"That's less than an ounce of hair on the floor there," Pickett said, after he'd been sprayed and rubbed down. "I traded an ounce of hair for 1,000 pounds of food. Needy families are the winners. But I'm not gonna make any more bets."
It's always good to hear these stories. Supporting the community's most vulnerable helps everyone.

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