It’s funny how a kindness extended by a small business owner in Texas can have global reach…as far away as Ethiopia.
This is the true story of an in kind donation by Carol Geryk, who left her career as a Kindergarten teacher to become an entrepreneur and settled on the EmbroidMe franchise in Kingsville, Texas.
Carol was asked one day a few months ago by her landlord if she would consider donating some t-shirts for an educational outreach trip to Arbegona, Ethiopia. The connection was faint. Her landlord’s daughter, Haleigh Haggerton, had co-founded The Davis Moon Project (www.davismoonproject.org) in 2008 after her life-changing trip to Ethiopia as Davis Moon’s nanny.
The immediate need was 450 t-shirts emblazoned with the Davis Moon Project logo for a June 2012 trip to deliver 2,000 books and school supplies to Arbegona. Carol agreed to give the shirts, mostly because she wanted to help her landlord.
After seeing the photos and the joy on the faces of her global neighbors, Carol is committed to supporting the worthwhile project in the future. And Haleigh? She is working towards a master’s degree in administration with an emphasis on nonprofit management. And she hopes to one day adopt a child from Ethiopia, as well as continue the educational outreach of The Davis Moon Project. And for sure, t-shirts from EmbroidMe will be in the mix.