That satisfaction is also something that can be shared, as evident with this next instance. Last week, I wrote a story on three students at Washington High School that are newly from Haiti. Two of those students were the Phillipe brothers, Stanley and Pierre Fils.
After the article, I learned from one of their teachers another student noticed the two wore the same clothes to school every day. The student asked teacher Paula Counsil if he could bring in some of his older clothes. All three were about the same size.
According to Counsil, the student and his brother do not come from means.
Their mother sells tamales on the weekends to help make ends meet when she is not working at Perdue. There is no father around.
This Tuesday, both Stanley and Pierre Fils came to school and found two backpacks full of six pairs of jeans and 10 shirts, all ironed and neatly folded. There is work in progress and people out there looking to help the family further.
It’s fun to share, whether it’s digitally or in the original way.
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