• Bill Raines

More Blessed to Give Than to Receive - Needmore Students Give to Student

NEEDMORE - ( December 10, 2021) -When first grade student at Needmore, Paisley Schidler, was admitted to Riley Children's Hospital last week with a serious infection, the staff and students at her school wanted to help in some way.

Corinna Irwin, a close friend of the Schilder family, set up a Go Fund Me fundraiser in an effort to raise money for Paisley's medical needs, as well as support the family with their stay in Indianapolis and help with meals while they are away from home on their medical journey.

The school shared with Needmore families the information about the Go Fund Me page and invited anyone interested to contribute. When hearing this news, a very special 5th grader, Tate Turner, wanted to help.

Tate gathered all of the coins he had been saving for quite some time. collected these coins in a large container and brought them to school to contribute to the fundraiser for Paisley and her family. The amount of money in Tate's can of coins totaled $335.72.

The school principal acknowledged Tate's generosity, kindness, and giving spirit by honoring him in front of classmates. The school then took the recognition for Tate a step further and shared the story of his caring heart on the school's social media page.

Through Facebook, Tate's humble story of generosity has currently reached over 8000 people. Upon learning of Tate's story, Johnny Junxion owner, Steve Jones, wanted to show Tate that those who give unto others will also receive good in return. To demonstrate this, Steve visited Needmore Elementary and presented Tate with a check for $336.00. Needmore school’s motto is “be the good in the world” and both Tate and Steve have shown the Needmore community exactly that.

To contribute to the fundraiser for Paisley's family, the Go Fund Me link is https://gofund.me/397aee47

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