Maggie’s Mystery Box

Maggie’s Mystery Box When Maggie Arnett, 8, saw the suffering and destruction from Hurricane Katrina, she heard God’s call to help. Maggie began her fundraising efforts at her front door with a little wooden keepsake box and a carefully hand-lettered sign. The appeal was simple: “Put mony for herycan cucheanha here.” When funds in the box weren’t building up as fast as she would have liked, Maggie and her mother decided the church foyer would be a more visible location. With permission from the head elder, her box and sign were placed in the Marysville (Wash.) Church foyer. People wondered where the box had come from, but it remained a mystery. Finally, Maggie and her mother explained the mysterious box to their church family. By that time, Maggie’s initial donation of $1.50 for ADRA had grown a whopping 100 percent to $15.00! The congregation gave even more gifts after hearing Maggie's story. ADRA received a total donation of $51.05 as a result of one little girl's determination to make a difference.

Maggie’s Mystery Box

When Maggie Arnett, 8, saw the suffering and destruction from Hurricane Katrina, she heard God’s call to help.

Maggie began her fundraising efforts at her front door with a little wooden keepsake box and a carefully hand-lettered sign. The appeal was simple: “Put mony for herycan cucheanha here.”

When funds in the box weren’t building up as fast as she would have liked, Maggie and her mother decided the church foyer would be a more visible location. With permission from the head elder, her box and sign were placed in the Marysville (Wash.) Church foyer.

People wondered where the box had come from, but it remained a mystery. Finally, Maggie and her mother explained the mysterious box to their church family. By that time, Maggie’s initial donation of $1.50 for ADRA had grown a whopping 100 percent to $15.00!

The congregation gave even more gifts after hearing Maggie's story. ADRA received a total donation of $51.05 as a result of one little girl's determination to make a difference.

February 01, 2006 / Washington Conference
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