Mike Luckovich Cartoon, Micron Foundation Grant, Silver Sage Porsche Club Benefit Auction, and Gobblestock III Highlight the Month of November 2012 for Oaths
OATHS is very thankful for all of the good things that have happened in November. Earlier this month Anna Webb, a gifted writer for the Idaho Statesman, wrote a wonderful article about the progress of OATHS. The highlight of the article was the reprinting of a cartoon done for OATHS by Pulitzer Prize winning national cartoonist Mike Luckovich(see cartoon on the right). You can read the article at: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/11/06/2335639/oaths-club-continues-to-thrive.html
Mike drew the cartoon to show the good work that OATHS has been doing and to bring public awareness to our cause. Mike is a former student of Bishop Kelly. We have reprinted the cartoon below and put it permanently on our website. Thank you Mike!
The second great event this month took place on November 9th when the Silver Sage Region of the Porsche Club of America put on a dinner auction to benefit OATHS. Over sixty members and friends participated and helped raise over $12,000 for our organization. We greatly appreciate the hard work and generosity of the Silver Sage Chapter and especially the hard work of Rick Ogle and Carole Flatter. It was Carole who encouraged OATHS to apply for a Micron Foundation Grant, which resulted in Micron donating $2,000 and 50 thumb drives to OATHS. On behalf of all of the homeless students that we will be able to help this winter, THANK YOU!
The third big event of the month was GOBBLESTOCK 3. It was a film festival and sock hop put on by the members of the Bishop Kelly History Club to raise money for OATHS. Three hundred students helped out and turned out for the event. After the weekend was over, which included a jean day on Friday, over $2500 was raised for OATHS. This organization was started on the premise of “students helping students” and GOBBLESTOCK 3 epitomized that goal.
This month we have also been helping more and more local homeless students including a bicycle for happiest little girl we have ever seen (see photo). Many of them applied directly online at our website at takeanoath.org. We also worked closely with Abel Grimaldo of the Interfaith Sanctuary, Ashley Dudunake at the City Light Home for Women and Children, Megan Murphy at the Women & Children’s Alliance, Debra Geraghty at Frank Church High School, and Becky Woodland at Borah High School, to assist homeless students. We have also met with Karen Seay, Homeless Education State Coordinator for Idaho, and discussed new ways to get the word out about OATHS to all of Idaho’s homeless students through the Homeless Education liaisons in every district in the state. We are also continuing to reach out to more homeless students in the Treasure Valley to help them get what they need to enjoy, succeed, and stay in school. Please join or cause!