Congratulations to Amy Beaudet, pictured with her daughter Onoclea Booth, and Seven Generations Charter School in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, co-winner of the Good Health Enjoy Doing Good sweepstakes and $5,000.
Two Pennsylvania elementary schools, Seven Generations Charter School and Evans Falls Elementary School, received $5,000 donations from Good Health in March.
The donation comes from Good Health’s Enjoy Doing Good promotion that published “doing good” tips within Facebook to inspire people to practice acts of kindness within the community. Fans were also encouraged to enter for a chance to win a grand prize of $5,000 for a K-12 school of their choice to help fund new educational materials or equipment to improve the curriculum for students.
“Giving back to our children and the communities we live in is very important to all of us in the Good Health family,” said Mary Schulman, Spokeswoman for Good Health. “We feel so fortunate to contribute to the educational progress and total wellness of the children at both Seven Generations Charter School and Evans Falls Elementary. We are so proud and thankful for all the various ‘acts of kindness’ we saw from everyone who entered this contest.”
Winner Amy Beaudet entered the contest and won the $5,000 donation for Seven Generations. Beaudet is one of the original founders of SGCS and currently has a third grader attending the school and a future kindergartner.
Beaudet found the Enjoy Doing Good promotion on Good Health’s website and blog, Good Life, while doing research on some of her family’s favorite snack choices.
“Good Health seems in line with the same values that we promote at our school; living a healthy, kind, and environmentally conscious life,” Beaudet said.
Seven Generations is an alternative to public education and has a unique curriculum framework, Environmental Integrated Curriculum, EIC™, that utilizes both the environment and community as the integrating context for learning in grades K-8.
“We strive to help our students be mindful of the choices they make by learning to protect and conserve our natural systems as well as our bodies with healthy foods and physical activities,” said Jen Hersh, Curriculum Director, SGCS. “Teaching sustainability from a young age helps grow stewardship to create a better, healthier, and kinder world.”
Seven Generations plans on using the donation toward expanding the school’s vegetable gardens by adding more raised beds and lengthening the growing season potential by adding row covers and cold frames. First, fifth, and seventh grade students use the gardens in their agricultural and nutritional units. The money will also be used toward buying more bees for the campus beehives.
“The kids are particularly excited that we will be adding a large strawberry bed,” Beaudet said.
Winner Mary Massaker entered Evans Falls Elementary, located in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania into the contest. The school will use the $5,000 toward a new green space that teachers will create with students as well as some new equipment for the playgrounds.
Congratulations to the winners and winning schools. Continue to Enjoy Doing Good!
Seven Generations students will enjoy getting outside and doing good work in the school’s soon-to-be expanded vegetable gardens and campus beehives, and may we suggest a school picnic to celebrate their victory!