Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sue Scheff: Kids are Heroes

This is one of my favorite inspirational websites for kids! It not only encourages them to reach their goals, it helps parents to see how much their children can make a difference in today's world.

Right now, Calista needs our help to reach her goal to help her brother and area athletes for the Special Olympics. They are raising funds to travel to Maryland to attend Kids Are Heroes Day. Every dollar counts! Read her Essay now:

I have been fundraising for Crawford County Special Olympics for 2 1/2 years now to help my brother and area athletes. I would like to be able to go to Kids Are Heroes Day to spread the word about my project, but I need your help to get there. Kids Are Heroes Day 2009 will be held on Saturday, October 24th at the Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, MD and my family and I need help covering travel expenses and overnight at a hotel. One hotel KAH found gave them a discounted rate for $109.00/night and it will be around a 5 hour drive to get there. Any help would be great! More information can be found at This is my essay:

My project is fundraising for Crawford County Special Olympics. I fundraiser for Special Olympics because my brother is a Special Olympics athlete. He is my inspiration because he loves to do the competitions. I overheard the Special Olympics management team talking and they said they weren't raising enough money to go to all of the competitions. So, I started Calista Cares. I love to see my brother and all of the athletes happy knowing they can do the trainings and go to competitions. I hope you can support my family and I to go on this trip. Without you, I wouldn't be able to go. I would love to go because it would be nice to sell my crafts somewhere I have never been before. I also think Special Olympics will be extremely proud. If you would be able to help me, it would be so great. I also really want to go because I want to make new friends who are also doing community service projects. Some people don't understand why I do my project. It would be fun to meet others who understand and feel the same way. I think it would also be really fantastic to get the word out about Calista Cares and also getting the word out about Special Olympics. I think it would be a really fantastic trip.

Thanks for your help,

Calista Pierce