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North Tama fifth grade class "pays it forward" with Project Jack grant

March 31, 2017
Traer Star-Clipper

Fifth grade students from North Tama had the opportunity to "Pay it Forward" with a Project Jack grant. Project Jack honors Jack Lindaman who was born on the 4th of July.

"Jack was affectionately called a little firecracker. Jack and his family enjoyed fireworks and all the festivities around the Fourth of July. He liked to make people happy and was always a positive light to those around him despite his health issues. Jack passed away in February 2010 from spinal muscular atrophy SMA, a disease that robs people of physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away the ability to walk, eat, or breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants. Jack Lindaman was 6 years old when he passed away. With Project Jack, his memory and loving spirit will continue on through the good deeds of children. Realtor Foundation of Iowa has created a fund to help students across Iowa to participate in Project Jack."

The Realtor Foundation of Iowa honors young Jack Lindaman's memory and loving spirit by offering Project Jack grants for 5th grade classes. North Tama was honored to "pay it forward" and share joy with the Sunrise Hill Care Center residents. Fifth grade students used the grant to provide bells and music for a bell choir Activities Director Sandi Hulst plans to begin immediately with residents. Students enjoyed delivering the bells to the nursing home and then playing and singing with the residents. The fifth grade is looking forward to attending their first bell choir performance later this year.

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Fifth grade students appreciate Jammie Howard forwarding the information about Project Jack to the school so they had the wonderful opportunity to participate and "pay it forward."



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