CPA First Grade Concludes the Habitat for Humanity Penny Drive

There is an important truth about acts of service: both the giving and receiving of blessings are life-changing. The CPA first grade experienced this first-hand as they concluded the fourth-annual Habitat for Humanity Penny Drive. You may remember seeing eager first-grade faces collecting money at morning carpool for the Habitat for Humanity Penny Drive. Thanks to the hard work of these students, funds were raised for Habitat home recipient, Ms. LaConya Hampton. Hampton, the mother of four, was on her way to achieving her licensed nurse certificate before losing her home to a house fire and her job as a self-employed caregiver. She had to find a job with stable hours to rebuild her life, and she feels blessed to have found it with United Methodist Publishing House. Having connected with Habitat for Humanity, home ownership is now a reality for Hampton. CPA first grade students had the privilege of meeting Hampton on campus and visiting the home site their donations helped build.

Hampton stated, “My children and I are very thankful to be moving somewhere safe. I appreciate everyone who has helped me achieve my goal of homeownership. Thank you for changing our lives.”

In addition to helping a family in need, the first grade students also learned that God uses even the youngest people and smallest amounts- spare change even- to do big work for His kingdom.

First grade teacher Susan Herron describes the project, “The first grade partnership with the Greater Nashville Habitat for Humanity began with a desire to give our students a hands-on opportunity to be a blessing to others; to understand that even though they are young, God can use them to serve others in big and small ways. We have loved having this project for our first graders, and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with Habitat and their families.”

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