As you may remember, JSerra’s Campus Ministry held a dance on March 26, 2010 in the JSerra Center Room to raise funds for The Least Among Us (TLAU). The event was a huge success, raising a total of $5,021.21 for TLAU. Reverend Patrick Keane, Executive Director of TLAU, wrote “I can’t thank you enough for all the hard work” and went on to say “with your donation we will build a classroom at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Cutumay Camones, El Salvador which is a desperately poor community. You can be assured that countless kids in the future will benefit greatly from your generosity and your sacrifice on their behalf, the least among us.”
JSerra is proud of our students’ commitment to the less fortunate. Congratulations to all who participated in this fundraiser. You have made a difference in the lives of the students of Our Lady Guadalupe. Campus ministry also orchestrated a Jeans Day fundraiser which raised $1,200 for TLAU.
The following article was written by Johnny of TLAU and was posted to their website on April 6.
I’m not sure why, but this makes me feel like that little kid who spent all December wanting a certain toy, all the while knowing that he wasn’t going to get it. Then come Christmas morning at 5 AM, he’s squinting at it through tired little eyes, still not really sure it’s there. Now that’s not to say that I didn’t expect the campus ministry students at JSerra to come through with enough money for a classroom: their jeans day event proved them to well versed in the art of fundraising, and from the beginning I noticed a focus and dedication that was sure to accomplish something great. But the whole affair screams serendipity, or rather Providence: TLAU didn’t ask them to do anything. One person (campus ministry leader Robyn Gibson) heard about our mission and the needs at Virgen de Guadalupe, and a month later we have enough money for a new classroom.