Tuesday, 5 July 2011

A Message from Mr Rostek

First of all, I want to thank everyone for joining us on this journey and helping us reach our campaign summit.  It is truly inspiring the way so many people came together; students, employees, neighbors, and total strangers.  I think this proves how important teamwork and cooperation are.  If I could ask everyone to remember one thing, it would be this:  we can accomplish far more together than we can isolated and alone.

On that note, I'd like to thank some specific people.  First, some students.  These students all gave some of their own free time to help us reach our goal: 

Sami A.
Simone A.
Mugbil B.

Salma B
Sharmin B.
Shahera B.
Tiani H.
Amelia J.
Amedina K.
Nisada M.
Iqra N.
Jenny O.
Karolina R.
Rabea R.
Anna S.
Emad S.
Marta S.
Bart W.

Many thanks to Toni Coral for her coordination of our on-line profile.

Finally, there were two women without whom, this campaign would not have existed:  Cat Ruffner and Lisa Vreede.  These ladies  (a board member and vice-president respectively of the Grosse Pointe Foundation Public Education ) helped us create the account with Piast Institute, helped secure the Yellowbrick gps device, and offered tremendous enthusiasm and support.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

The final tally

Somewhere along the way, we missed a few names on our donors lists, so here they are

Monica Mathews
The Szuberla family
the Class of 2011
the Hamtramck Adiminstartors Association
James and Lynn Zylinski
Hamtramck Medical Pharmacy
Dearborn Plaza Coney Island
Elizabeth Zwolak
Matthew Shim
Brian and Megan Roether
Anthony Guerreiro
Kevin Kondrat
Kenneth Jr. and Kimberly Whipple
Dr. Russ Chavey

Our grand total exceeded our ultimate goal of $20,320.  We have to thank everyone who helped in any way.  Perhaps you donated money, or time at a fundraiser.  Maybe you offered moral support to John on his climb.  Whatever you did, you helped us raise $20,877.97.  Thank you so much!

Will we still take donations?  Absolutely!  Make that check out to Piast Institute ("Mr. Rostek's Climb" in the memo) and mail it to:

Hamtramck Public Schools
3201 Roosevelt
Hamtramck, MI 48212