The Ragan’s HOPE Foundation was chosen and honored to receive a donation from Common Cents Pennies from the Heart organization. Ragan’s HOPE, was presented a check from M. D. Henderson Elementary school in the amount of $961.17. The ceremony was held on February 28th, at the Community Foundation of Texas facility where children from the DISD received recognition for their fundraising efforts for non-profit organizations of Dallas.
Common Cents Pennies from the Heart organization was started by philanthropist, Louise Gartner in 1998, and has continued to grow, encouraging children to raise funds for non-profit organizations and learn philanthropy in their early years of education. The program is offered through the DISD and is currently directed by Gigi Gartner, daughter of Louise Gartner.
Adan Gonzalez, who holds degrees from Georgetown University and Harvard, was the guest speaker for the event and encouraged children from various schools to pursue their education and dreams. Mr. Gonzalez led the children in “Si Se Puede”, interpreted, “Yes, we can” or “Yes, it is possible”. Mr. Gonzalez message was both powerful and well received.