I want to say “thank you!” to reporter Jeremy Pawloski and photographer Steve Bloom of The Olympian. Their coverage of the 20,000 misdirected UNICEF boxes definitely helped turn a mistake into a blessing. At the end of the week, we had placed approximately 7,200 boxes. A local citizen has offered appropriate storage for the remainder of the boxes for the winter.
It is my hope that South Sound educators will look forward to the fall of 2014 and plan to share with our students information on the economic, political and natural disasters that can put children around the world into peril. We should all be educated about refugees because it does intertwine with our lives and our futures.
It would be wonderful to see what this community can do to support Trick or Treat for UNICEF with proper time to prepare. The Olympian really helped this year with its nimble coverage.