Kennedy Franklin and Jeye Johnson are two All Saints 6th graders who were deeply touched by the people who lost so much during Hurricane Harvey. “As I watched the news I was sad about people’s homes and cars being destroyed,” Kennedy said. “I knew I wanted to do something to help.” She contacted Jeye and together they raised $150 in a neighborhood bake sale.
With the success of the neighborhood sale under their belts, they approached Mrs. Larkins about having an event after school in the parking lot. From there, the Patriot Family joined together. Mrs. Montoya helped by sending an email to all Patriots informing them of the bake sale. The girls made announcements in chapel and spent many hours in the kitchen baking and packaging their goodies the weekend before the sale. Their goal was to match the dollars made in the neighborhood sale.
Through their hard work and with the Patriot community behind them, the girls were able to far exceed their expectations. Kennedy and Jeye were “amazed by the generosity of the All Saints community.” They were surprised by the long line of people waiting to make a purchase and the many friends that were willing to help run the bake sale. After one hour, all of their baked goods were sold. As a team, the All Saints family raised $503. Combined with their neighborhood sale, the girls will be sending $653 to Upbring Disaster Response, a Christian organization that uses the dollars raised to help families recover from Hurricane Harvey.
To learn more about this wonderful organization, you may go to https://www.upbring.org/programs-and-services/community-services/disaster-response/.
If you missed the sale but would like to make a donation, please contact Missy Franklin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hats off to Kennedy and Jeye who exemplify the All Saints Way and are a great example of a generous heart! We are so proud of you both!