Mr. Steve Levy November 18th, 2008
Country Executive Office
Of the Country Executive
H. Lee Dennison Bldg
P.O. Box 6100
Dear Mr. Levy,
My name is Alessandra Thomas and I have been attending St. Patrick School for 10 years. Going to St/ Patrick school has taught me values and lessons I feel I couldn’t have learned anywhere else. Growing up I was raised with a very privileged family. As I got older I realized that having everything doesn’t make you happy.
In the Fourth grade, I became sparked about a group called the Future Leaders Club. The Future Leader Club was an organization made by the teachers to help us kids out with understanding our responsibility to change the world. We ran food drives, clothes drives, toy dives, and even made cards for the sick and the elderly. It was all fun until one afternoon I received a thank you letter from a lady who had received my card. Her words or wisdom and charisma stick to me till this day. “May God watch over you until I become an angel and watch over you myself” was her quote.
The next year after that, our school adopted 10 kids from Hattie and every month each grade would send over $50 dollars to help support their child. My fifth grade class received a little boy named Kedner. I was sparked by his happiness with the little he had. In every picture and letter he sent back to us, I could not trace one ounce of sadness in that little boys heart. He was content with what he had and I think it made Kedner even more happy that he had friends around the U.S. that cared so much about him.
The same year my older brother was shipped off to Iraq. I wrote him letters to show how I didn’t forget about him. He would write back saying how tired and lonely he was. How disheartened he was to see soldiers cry every night because they missed their families and how sad it was to know that their was one less soldier...