The Good That Money Can Do

In the midst of all the usual celebrity stories of arrests and rehab, _CBSNews.com_ carried a great piece about how entertainer Hillary Duff is helping some Los Angeles grade school students from lower-income families. Duff is single-handedly sponsoring a program at the school. As a result, all 1,000 students go home on Fridays with a backpack filled with food and food coupons. Teachers noticed that many of the kids were coming to school hungry on Monday morning. Because of the program, attendance, test scores, and parental involvement have all gone up.
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p(matt). Blessings in a Backpack started in Kentucky and now has programs operating in three states, with plans to expand to all 50. For a tax-deductible
of just one dollar, three to five meals can be provided to a student in need. Now that’s a great return on investment.

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