May 2016 – Thank You Michelle Kay!
For the past 6 years SchoolBOX has been so blessed by the passion and capacity of our Finance Director, Michelle Kay. She joined our staff in 2010, after volunteering with SchoolBOX in Nicaragua (twice!) and raising the funds to build the San Pedro de la Flor school on Ometepe Island. This year, that kindergarten class graduates from primary school and Michelle has decided it is time for her to explore new opportunities as well. She has literally helped to make education possible for thousands of kids with SchoolBOX.
Not only has Michelle become an integral part of the SchoolBOX story, participating in a further 4 volunteer trips, acting as executive director for a year, and advocating for SchoolBOX wherever she goes, she also whipped our books into shape. Michelle implemented new accounting software and procedures that helped our growing charity navigate the CRA requirements. We have tremendous gratitude to hear Michelle say that she, “will always be a SchoolBOX ambassador. My family and I have invested personal time, treasure and talent in SchoolBOX activities and it is a cause we will continue to hold dear.”
Michelle and her family are deeply loved by our SchoolBOX family in Canada and Nicaragua and we are so grateful that they plan to stay connected to the mission and communities they have helped to transform, empower and love for nearly a decade. On behalf of our Board, staff and tens of thousands of kids in Nicaragua, “MUCHAS GRACIAS MICHELLE”!!
Watch this video from our team in Nicaragua (Spanish):
Check out some photos of Michelle Kay below:
Michelle Kay handing out notebook #400,000 at the Bella Cruz School in Ciudad Sandino
Michelle Kay and Ronald Chavarria
Michelle Kay with her children George & Alexandra and Antonio Avendeno