Students at Kirby World Academy have put their fundraising skills in over dive all to raise money for a well known organization right here in Wichita Falls.
The National Junior Honor Society at Kirby set their annual goal for Hospice at 15 thousand dollars this year and just when it seemed that hearts may have been a little bigger than their efforts a community supporter stepped in to help them reach that goal.
This year officials with Hospice Wichita Falls upped their annual goal by twenty five thousand dollars and that encouraged students with the Kirby World Academy to raise their bar too.
"They set their goal at 15k which about gave me a heart attack but I thought if they are willing to do the work I'm going to help them get there", said Verna Honeycutt NJHS sponsor.
And put in work is exactly what they did.
"Raffle sales they've given up weekends and everything to come out and sale tickets", says Honeycutt.
Even after all the hard work the students were shy about 5 thousand dollars.
But this story doesn't end there.
"I had somebody in the community that was really interested in these kids and I explained that they were going to be about $5k short of their goal and they said consider it done, we want to make an anonymous donation so those kids would feel successful", says Tricia Golding of Hospice Wichita Falls.
"I was actually thinking 12k and that was it but for us to actually make it that's shocking", said NJHS President Ashlee Jadloski.
"Allot of times are kids actually get to set goals and see them reached and for that to happen because of someone's generosity in the community is just an amazing thing", said Honeycutt.
"I'm just overwhelmed that people have the kindness in their hearts to that and they care that much its just amazing" said NJHS Vice President Christina Rodriguez.
Its truly is the gift that keeps on giving.
We're going to go out 20k next year.
Organizers say this shows the students just what hard work can do.
Ms. Honeycutt says students are already thinking of how they can top this fundraiser when they start raising money for MDA in the spring.
At last check Hospice was about 80 thousand dollars shy of there goal.
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