11 April

Making Bracelets At RISSE: The Very Happy Bead Class. See What You Did

by Jon Katz
Making Bracelets: Emma and her bead class

It was a particular joy to see Emma and her bead class, making bracelets with the spools and beads  you bought for them through the RISSE Amazon Wish List.

The RISSE children are loving these beads and working hard to make necklaces and bracelets for themselves and their families. You have changed the atmosphere of the school so much. The kids love these bean bag chairs you bought. They love the table you bought and the beads you bought.

They will, I am sure, love the posters you bought for the walls. What a gift to be able to bring such joy and creativity to these children. Three weeks ago, the room was bare, there was nothing in it but some used books in a bookshelf. There was no light, and no place to sit.

It’s a different world there now – games, puzzles, arts and crafts, music and painting, drawing and photography. Thanks so much.

(You can contribute to this work by sending a contribution to The Gus Fund, c/o Jon Katz, P.O. Box 205, Cambridge, N.Y., 12816 or via Paypal, jon@bedlamfarm.com You  are angels, thank ou.)

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