On the last day of November, 2011, the founders, Steven Patton and Jacob Daniels, went to their old high school and collaborated on an event that was both fun and rewarding. We were invited to the event by a beloved high school teacher, Bill Schechter. Mr. Schechter, with support from the L-S high school community, was able to establish a school in the Thmar Kaul district of Battambang province, Cambodia. This is the Lincoln-Sudbury Memorial School Project, and while commemorating students from the Lincoln-Sudbury community that past too young, this project provides a school for a marginalized village in Cambodia. Check out the full story at http://www.lincolnsudburymemorialschool.org/.
So Cambodian Threads joined up with the L-S Memorial School club and set up a table outside the cafeteria at a bake-sale. It was really cool to see the reaction from former teachers, some of whom we had not seen since attending L-S nearly a decade ago. Wehad our hockey coach stop by and catch up, then English and History teachers hung out at the table for some nice conversations. Administrators and other faculty members came by and responded positively to both our project and the beautiful product. We were happy to be there and felt good about donating 30% of our profit to the club that helped coordinate the event. With the money that Cambodian Threads donated, the Lincoln-Sudbury Memorial School in Cambodia will put toward hiring an information technology teacher to help educate the students in the Thmar Kaul district about computer skills.
It was a great day back at L-S and we look forward to collaborating with the club in the future.