SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Episcopal Church has a tradition of donating money saved during Lent (the 40 days before Easter) to a special cause. Timothy Seamans, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) Lower School Chaplain, added a twist to that tradition by having first through fifth-grade homerooms compete to see who could raise the most money in a new annual event called Lent Madness.
This year, the students raised a whopping $6,800! The recipient will be the Horizons Program for economically disadvantaged children, a community-centered, education program that operates outside the traditional school year. Horizons’ long-term program offers students deep engagement and opportunities to help put them on a path to success, both in school and in life.
“Lent Madness certainly sparked a spirit of generosity with the students,” said Lower School Principal Terri Potter. “They were thrilled to help the Horizons students have books and other resources they may need.”