DEERFIELD, IL – The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation united with the Hellenic American Academy (HAA) in Deerfield, to make a difference on their Good Deed Bus Tour, Tuesday, October 22. The Good Deed bus tour began at the Hellenic American Academy where students and their families made caring cards and collected donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital treatment room and literacy program.
So proud of our students for truly Making a Difference today! We had such a wonderful experience on the LOUKOUMI Good Deed Bus Tour! Our day started at the Hellenic American Academy where students made cards and collected donations for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The tour continued to Bernie's Book Bank where students sorted and packaged over 7,500 books! We also presented a check of $5,000 thanks to a very generous donation made by Demetra and Eric Vassilatos Foundation in honor of our students’ efforts to make a positive difference in their community. And finally, our students visited residents at the Greek American Rehabilitation & Care Centre where they shared donations, stories and performances to brighten the residents’ day.
Gepostet von Hellenic American Academy – Chicagoland am Dienstag, 22. Oktober 2019
The next stop on the Good Deed Tour was Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff, where students sorted and packaged over 7,500 books for at risk children in the Chicagoland area. Students also presented a donation of $5,000 to Bernie’s Book Bank which was made by the Demetra and Eric Vassilatos Foundation in honor of HAA’s student’s efforts to make a positive difference in their community. The Demetra and Eric Vassilatos Foundation value the importance of reading. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Suess
The final stop of the day was to The Greek American Rehabilitation & Care Center located in Wheeling. Students took the time to visit with residents, read stories in both Greek and English and present donations they collected to help brighten their day.
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About Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation
The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation has made a name for itself inspiring young people to give back to the community. Loukoumi, a fluffy little lamb, is the main character from the Loukoumi book series written by author Nick Katsoris and narrated by many celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Nia Vardalos, Gloria Gaynor and Frank Dicopoulos. The book series seeks to teach children to follow Loukoumi’s lead and to make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others www.LoukoumiFoundation.