Every Child Counts...Every Student Matters



Ongoing Projects



(27 in Deschappelles, Haiti, 1 in Kenya,
27 in Ambohiborosy, Madagascar and 3 in Canada)
Also: In 2014-15 we provided the funding to build a house in Bura, Kenya for a mother/grandmother and up to 8 children!
Now: we are fundraising to build a school in Madagascar during 2016-17!! We so appreciate all who help us!!!!

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Focus for 2012...

1. Wish to fundraise to help the 24 students we curently support in Haiti and Kenya. Our goal is to raise $7500 to carry on this mission. (Update September 15: 2012) As of this date we have fundraised $7500. We are now able to proceed with this HEARTWISH. YES!!!!!
P.S. Update: As of November 30, 2012 we have been successful in supporting 26 students at HATS-Haiti and sent $8150 to financially ensure that each student has an entire year of schooling and a cooked meal every single day that they attend school. WE ARE DELIGHTED and it is all thanks to everyone who has supported ECC...ESM in 2012.

2. To begin a pilot program at a local High School to offer "in trust" account incentives to a student at risk to successfully acquire High School credits for each Grade Level, and 'in trust' funds to be used exclusively for tuition fees in post-high school enrollment. Our goal is to raise $1500 to support this program. (Update September 15: 2012) As of this date we have fundraised $1000 toward this goal and made overtures to some of the local HighSchools. We hope for their cooperation in offering students every opportunity in being nudged to achieve well.

3. To research the possibility of establishing a micro-credit fund to be available to mothers/grandmothers in developing countries. Our goal is to raise $1500 to make a beginning in this venture. (Update October 15: 2012)Very exciting developments occurring with this effort. Will keep everyone posted. (Update November 30: 2012) We are hoping to offer at least $500 toward this project before the end of our fiscal year, Dec, 31, 2012.

Recap of all activities in 2011
1. Funded HATS-Haiti $6550 to support 22 students to attend school at Deschappelles, Haiti
2. Funded Heartbeat Ministries $700 to support 2 students in Bura, Kenya
3. Funded The Humanitarian Coalition $750 to help children in famine conditions in Somalia-Kenya
4. Funded World Food Programme $750 to help children in famine conditions in Somalia-Kenya
*******Total support offered in 2011...$8750
So far in 2011 we have been working on the goal of raising enough funds to support ALL of the 23 students we enabled to go to school from September 2010 to June 2011 to again return to school in September 2011 until June 2012 (21 + another student in Haiti for a total of 22 and 2 students in Kenya). The total funds to achieve that goal will be $7000 (based on last year's requirements), and what I consider totally G-O-O-D N-E-W-S is (as of this posting March 23, 2011) we are a little more than half way there, thanks to the volunteer efforts and contributions of many wonderful G-I-V-E-R-S. If you are already a member of this TEAM EFFORT we say Thank you; if you wish to share with us, we so kindly ask you to get in touch with us. Tax receipts are issued to all who wish them.
Even to offer a little can be much in the Hands of God!!!!!
Update July 25, 2011: We now have raised over $6000 toward this goal. Less than a $1000 to go.So many wonderful people are helping us get there and we are ever so thankful. We shall keep you posted. Yipper!!!!!
Update August 20, 2011: $700 has been sent to Heartbeat Ministries to ensure that the two students in Kenya go back to school again this year. Delighted that ALL of us who have contributed to ECC share in offering this opportunity of promise for a more achieving future. Thank you Everyone!!
Update October 03, 2011: The total fees for the 22 students to go back to school in October 2011 is $6550. A cheque for $250 had been sent earlier in January as a token of our commitment, and now we have the remainder of the funds $6300 ready to go. We have now successfully fulfilled our financial commitment. How good is that!!!!!!!!
Update October 11, 2011: EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters during the month of September raised $1500 for children in Kenya-Somalia. A cheque for $750 is sent to The Humanitarian Coalition of Canada and $750 sent to World Food Programme, both currently on the ground in East Africa helping those in greatest need during the famine disaster. Again it is a most grateful heart that we report the kindness of others who say I care and here is my donation. Thank you. Thank you.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Thank you.

Activities For Which Funds Have Been Successfully Raised (2010)

HEARTWISH (PROJECT) 3: To provide funds to a African Grandmother who is providing family care for a grandchild whose parents are deceased due to AIDS/HIV. These funds will help a grandchild to attend school in a selected country in Africa. The amount of funds are to be determined and fundraising efforts are ongoing. We wish EveryChild...EveryStudent every success in achieving this goal!!!! Update: Meeting this week - March 27, 2010 to put finishing touches on this Heartwish - enroute to Bura, Kenya. Funds have been successfully raised...$600
JULY 2010 This month a cheque for $700 was presented to Heartbeat Ministries and so we now declare Heartwish 3 a goal whose success we entrust in the hands and good hearts of others. (More info under What's New)

May 2010 - Funds have been successfully raised ($2000) to enable five students to attend school in Deschapelles, Haiti for the new school year starting in September 2010. This commitment is to provide tuition fees for 1 student sponsored 2009-2010 to attend high school for this coming school year, as well as for four new students to attend school, starting in September, 2010. This allows the Director of HATS - Haiti to share funds now with Haitians so in need from the recent earthquake, and knowing these funds will be available to begin the new school year. Congrats to EveryChild...EveryStudent!!!! As of September 1, 2010 a cheque for $2000 will be sent to Hands Across The Sea - Haiti http://www.hats-haiti.com. Another reason to celebrate those who donate to the well being of children/students.

To help Children in Haiti. Jan.15/10
Wow, during the past few days the World has witnessed such utter devastation, destruction and tragedy in Haiti. Many, many hearts are moved to action by this. EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters has gone to a number of schools and made this offer... that if a school were to collect pennies, nickels, etc., to Help Haiti, then EveryChildCounts...ESM would match it up to $100. Already, since September 2009, ECC...EveryStudentMatters has been supporting a school and orphanage in Deschappelles in Haiti (HATS) and would like for students here in Nova Scotia to help more students in Haiti in such unbelievable circumstances. Here's to hoping our little matching challenge will encourage caring hearts to assist Haitian students in such, such, such need.

P.S. Today, February 12, 2010 I am pleased to say that Tyler Herritt, Jeannie Herritt and Rollie Herritt went to the Canadian Red Cross in Halifax, Nova Scotia and delivered to them a cheque of $300 on behalf of EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters for Haiti Relief Fund. We understand that amount is matched by our Canadian Government. We asked that these funds be used to help a Haitian child in need.

June 2009 - The very first project funded by Every Child Counts...Every Student Matters Association is to buy Kurzweil Software to help a student in one of Halifax Regional Schools to further one's literacy skills. This software costs five hundred dollars, and thanks to fundraising efforts for Every Child...Every Student this project is now being funded. Yea!!!!

HEARTWISH 2/PROJECT 2: To provide tuition fees for a student in Haiti in order to attend high school, starting in September, 2009. Funds amounting to $400 for this project have been successfully raised. Congrats to EveryChild...EveryStudent!!!! As of September 14, 2009 a cheque for $400 has been sent to Hands Across The Sea - Haiti http://www.hats-haiti.com/. Another reason to celebrate those who donate to the well being of children/students. Here is a note from Karen, Director of Hands Across The Sea-Haiti...
Hi Rollie,     Attached is a photo of your sponsored secondary student.  Her name is Roseberline Exilus and she is in grade seven.   Thank you so very much for making it possible for her to attend school.  This is a huge blessing for her and her family.   Every child counts.  Every student matters.   Thank you.  It truly is 'All About The Children'.   God Bless you. Karen 

Activities On Which We Wish To Work Further!!!!!

HEARTWISH 4/PROJECT 4: In November, 2009 I had the terrific opportunity to meet with Father Trevor Nathasingh who runs an orphanage in Trinidad, the Carribean. He is such an inspiring humanitarian. I am hoping to start raising funds this week to assist his admirable and noble mission to help children. Every Child Counts on Someone. I wish to be a small part of that someone. Update (March 26, 2010):Have successfully raised $500 to send to Father Nathasingh to help in caring for the children in his charge. Yea!!!!!

HEARTWISH 5/PROJECT 5: Allyson Chisholm, a former student of mine at Bicentennial School, Dartmouth, is currently in New York working with UNICEF. She has already engaged in development work in Africa particularly to help children. She is gearing up for another mission of the heart in Swasiland. I salute her and wish to fundraise to help. If you would like more details of Allyson's gracious efforts, please let me know and I will provide them. Update:
I have already raised $500 and committed that amount to this project. March 27, 2010

HEARTWISH (PROJECT) 8: Through Lila Pavey I have been introduced to Stepping Stones International (www.steppingstonesintl.org). You can read about Lila and what she is currently doing in Botswana. I have every reason to think EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters will wish to help.

Nov. 02: Fabulous, Fortunate Friday. The students at Crichton Park School, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada asked me to pop by and pick up 15 000 pennies. The very first time I have seen these many pennies in one collection. The entire school is doing this until Christmas and partnering with EveryChildCounts... EveryStudentMatters so together we can send more children to school. So many beautiful and awesome things are happening; students at Crichton Park are so empowering themselves to make a difference in the lives of others. They choose to fundraise and they are an equal part of deciding how these funds will be used, and ECC...ESM is obligated by promise and commitment to offer feedback on the results of our efforts all with total transparency. We say a super thank you to ALL at Crichton Park, and we encourage other schools to look at our partnership model to further empower students here while helping children in need. Please consider asking a representative of EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters to come to your school and share with your students. The potential for GREATNESS is in us all; we owe it to our young people to offer them that opportunity. Have a MARVY DAY everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oct. 22: Today I had the privilege of sharing a presentation about EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters with a group of students attending elementary school. Carlee, Alexcis and Sarah are spearheading a fundraising campaign to help more young people go to school. They are graciously inviting ECC...ESM to achieve this goal with them. What a gym full of beautiful energy was ready to greet me today. Can't thank everyone enough; so enjoyed all students and staff at Crichton Park today and we shared these ECC...ESM lyrics

"Each little smile, every bit of laughter
Every single heartbeat, every pitter patter
Even little dreams can be a lot to master
But with a little help they can grow much faster
For all of us now, and all who come after
May EveryChildCount and EveryStudentMatter"
(Thank you everyone at Crichton Park for being willing and determined to share your interest and involvement) Cha Cha Cha

Oct. 20:
Today this young Lady Alicia calls EveryChildCounts... EveryStudentMatters and makes this extraordinary proposal. Perhaps it is only fair that extraordinary people can manage and master extraordinary proposals. Lady Alicia is engaged to be married to her fiancee Tyler Loveless in July of 2013. Congratulations to them, indeed. They have decided that during the reception and since it is often the custom to find occasions for the newlyweds to kiss, kiss, kiss at the attendees request (as if beck and call), that they would be quite willing to do so if donations were made to this ChildHelp Organization for each time a request is made. Now, how original, how willing and compassionate to think of the well being of others even on their big, big day. We can't thank you enough for such a generous and gracious gesture and obviously in your hearts EveryChildCounts and EveryStudentMatters. Maybe someone may like your idea and wish to try it for ECC...ESM. We are ever grateful to ALL.

Oct.18: OK it's Thursday evening and I'm here sitting, playing catch-up on some correspondence, and listening to Johnny Reid, very much enjoying listening to his singing "Yeah, today I'm gonna try to change the world". The phone rings and a Ms. Stephanie Abriel, a phenomenal educator with Halifax Regional School Board, currently teaching at Crichton Park School in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, shares exciting news. Some of her students have decided to help EveryChildCounts... EveryStudentMatters try and change the world. When you have the privilege of knowing many, and meeting more, beautiful hearts willing to help children who deserve basic opportunities to 'grow' themselves, when you have that experience many times over, you can never be the same. You cannot pretend you are living an ordinary life. The impact is in itself life changing. Thank you Lady Stephanie, Thank you Students and Staff at Crichton Park, I can't wait to begin this journey together. Better fasten my seatbelt.

Oct.15: Today I was offered the privilege to share about EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters with a group of delightful people at Knox United Church in Sackville, Nova Scotia. Please allow me to say YOU shared with me totally beautiful moments and did I say...

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http://mamasfoodshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Thank-You-with-heart-1.jpg http://milaninternationalschool.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/thank-you-in-sign-language.pngAnd during one of these beautiful moments we shared a prayer for Malala Yousufzai!!!!!!!!!!! And even though we live thousands of kilometers away, yet your 'girl' courage inspires us to honour you. Please know we offer our prayers and Blessings. We ask if any reader knows a way of sending our heart wishes at this Child Help Organization to Lady Malala, please do so on our behalf. We thank you!!!!! And may I share with total gratitude EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters just received $375 from this group of generous hearts with strict instructions - to ensure on their behalf another child/youth gets a chance to go to school for an entire year. This group is part of that wonderful energy that will change THE WORLD!!!!!!! "We made our resolution! Yeah, today we're gonna try to change the world" (compliments of Johnny Reid, et.al)


Here at EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters this is truly a day to remember and we, eagerly and with delight, wish Guy Herritt a Happy Birthday. Guy and his wife Maisie have been supporters of this Child Help Organization every single month for the past three years. We thank you for being the 'rock' that you are for ECC...ESM and we wish you a most enjoyable Birthday. May all the smiles you help to put on so many children in need come to 'visit ' you today and joyfully beam to you Happy Birthday and smile Blessings, Blessings, Blessings!!!!!!

Oct. 11:
Today we wish to salute the courage of a remarkably brave and inspiring young girl, Malala Yousufzai, who was recently shot in Pakistan and we are told by the media it was because she chose to publically advocate for all girls' access to education. Here at EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters we pray for your total recovery and acknowledge you as every good reason why we should remain so committed to helping youth who may be assisted by our efforts. Blessings to you Malala from ALL of us at EveryChildCounts…EveryStudentMatters.

This was posted earlier by Amnesty International Canada.

"The bravest Pakistani schoolgirl of them all!
Today, on the first ever International Day of the Girl, we want to highlight Malala Yousafzai, also known as “the girl on the schoolbus”. She was brutally targeted by the Tehreek-e-Taliban as she had spoken out for the right for girls to receive an education.As she was on her way to school, a gunman opened fire on her bus, deliberately targeting Malala. In spite of being shot in the head, she survived the attack.

As the world now watches the slow progress of a young girl who was brave enough to refuse to bow to the sinister threats of the Taliban, hundreds of thousands of schoolgirls in Pakistan watch in thrall as their future and their desires to go to school stand in the balance. Malala’s words can give them strength:

“I have rights. I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up.”

What an inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May all of us at ECC...ESM and everywhere take the time to learn from Malala!
Sincerely, Rollie

Oct. 07: On September 15, 2012 at St. Andrew’s Community Center, there was a Reunion Dance by Cyril, Rollie and John, and all the proceeds went to EveryChildCounts…EveryStudentMatters. We can’t thank you enough for coming out and enjoying with us this Reunion Gig of The Fever, and for all your support to this Child Help Organization. Nearly four thousand dollars in dance proceeds and donations were raised to help children in need. We will never forget your kindness and wish to thank all who came to the dance. Thank you to all who helped us with door prizes. Thank you to all who made donations. And big, big thanks to Cyril for all the preparations, his organizing behind the scenes and being the ‘big heart’ to put so much energy into this special event. Too, we extend our sincere appreciation to Lady Marie Feltmate and her associates at St. Andrews for all their help and co-operation. Thank you everyone for filling the floor and giving us a bundle of special memories. Blessings to ALL.
Sincerely, Rollie Herritt, Director, www.everychildcounts.ca

: 01 We extend October Greetings to all our supporters. Thanks to the generous heart of Madoona Cooze we have a banner with Amazing Grace theme and are now selling tickets on it as a fundraiser - $1 each or 3 tickets for $2.
Also we have an awesome rocking horse made by Ben Fudge of Louisbourg and we are selling tickets on it $2 each or 3 for $5. If you wish to purchase tickets to help us with our fundraiser, please be in touch. Just phone Rollie at 902-229-3111. WE offer our sincere gratitude to Madonna and Ben for helping us with this fundraiser. And YES every penny fundraised goes to help children in need. We kindly ask you to consider supporting this Child Help effort.

Rocking Horse crafted by Ben Fudge

Rkng Horse AGD NS Permit-004576-12

Thank You!!!!!!

A Child Help Organization  902-229-3111

Rocking Horse Draw – Dec. 11, 2012 @ Sackville Rotary Club
Tickets $2 each or 3 for $5
AGD NS Permit-004576-12


Quilt/Banner made by Madonna Cooze

AGD NS Qu/Banner Permit-004577-12

Thank You!!!!!!

A Child Help Organization  902-229-3111

Little Quilt/Banner Draw – Dec. 11, 2012
@ Sackville Rotary Club
Tickets $1 each or 3 for $2
AGD NS Permit-004577-12


The Three Amigos on Stage - Cyril, Rollie & John
& Dancers on The Floor!!!!!!!!!! (Photo – courtesy of Karen Dubé)

AND to ALL who came, you made The Fever Reunion something absolutely delightful. It was a joy to see so many come to the dance and have a good, good time. We most sincerely say Thank You!!!!!
And of course it turned out to be the biggest fundraiser EveryChildCounts has ever had. More than three thousand dollars were raised to help this Child Help Organization. As you can easily understand there just is no adequate way to say Thank you for all this support. However, we most humbly offer our appreciation and salute all the gracious and generous hearts who made this possible. To all who came and shared the evening and made this REUNION a most joyous occasion and for all your marvellous support to EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters we wish you abundant Blessings!!!!!

Sept: 10 - A big salute of T-H-A-N-K-S to Guy & Maisie Herritt, Jeff & Myra Herritt, Shirley Gale, Tom LeBlanc, Lin Slade, Archie & Beth Kenny, Don & Beth Decker, Stan McLellan, Rollie & Jeannie Herritt, Madonna Cooze and Ben Fudge for already being SEPTEMBER Contributors to EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. Because of the gracious and generous support of many this Child Help Organization touches the lives of more and more children in a helpful way. A Beautiful and Rewarding Way to start September. We encourage you to give us a call (902-229-3111) and ask about what we do and we would so appreciate your support, no matter how little. And remember: Every Penny Fundraised goes directly to help a child in need. Be in touch!!!!!!

August 20: In a child there is everything there can be. In a simple bubble there may be wonder, awe, delight and sheer joy. EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters tries to offer a child in need a bubble of hope!!!!
August 20: A card arrived today and it said "Thank you". For a moment I thought you had borrowed my line, since I have the most enjoyable privilege of saying this so often to our many supporters. A gracious and generous donation had a note attached, "Thank you EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters for helping children in need". Lady Alexis, we enjoy receiving your appreciation and we are most grateful for your support. (T)his (H)elps (A)lot A(N)other (K)id (S)upported!!!!!!!!

August 16: Just sharing a joyous note with all the supporters of EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. We first supported Roseberline, a young student in Haiti, when she was ready to go to Grade Seven in September 2009. This EveryStudentMatters Organization provided the funds necessary to offer that opportunity. And we did it again for Grade Eight and this past year for Grade Nine. We are delighted to say she has done well each year and this September will be ready to begin Grade 10. We are so proud Roseberline of your achievements and we wish you every success this coming school year. Thank you, Thank you for studying diligently and being such a determined student to achieve well. And a most sincere thank you for ALL who partner with us to help Roseberline with this educational opportunity. In the coming days we wish to share 23 more success stories during the past year because someone - YOU, our supporters/partners - cared enough to help make this happen. Congratulations Roseberline and Blessings to ALL who have supported you. Today I read a notable quote and I wish to share it with all who share with us. This is so fitting for you.

“The fragrance always remains on the hand that gives the rose.”

~ Gandhi

August 04:
"We often say we don't know what a new day will bring.
And too, nor do we know the song another's heart may sing".

...Well, imagine when a new day brings a delightful surprise of such joyous proportions. Just recently, awesomely young Lady Alyssa (don't tell anyone I said, but she hasn't yet celebrated her tenth birthday) and a few of her young friends, together with Mom Jenn and Steve were determined to extend their supporting energies to EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. They fundraised at a Folk Festival held recently in Yellowknife, NT and have now offered several hundred dollars of support to this Child Help Organization.
... Lady Alyssa and noted friends, I celebrate a birthday at this time of year and WOWSERS what a most wonderful birthday gift this is - to know we can help two more children in Haiti for an entire year because of what you have begun in your h-e-a-r-t!!!!.
...These funds will help provide formal schooling for twenty-two students we are helping there from September 2012 to June 2013, as well as a cooked meal during every school day. You truly are a partner of goodwill amd awesomely a partner sharing resources that enable/empower young children in need with nutritional and educational opportunities.
...We acknowledge you, we welcome you, we salute you, we celebrate you as a PARTNER in ECC...ESM. May your shining star teach us much and may your efforts be an aura of inspiration to us all.

"Today, (Aug. 04) I just wanted to report on an exceptional birthday gift"

July 27:http://creative.ak.fbcdn.net/v565063/flyers/16/58/13354732941595639573_1_8122203e.jpg Here at EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters No Resume is Required to help us with our efforts to Help Children in Need. Want something to add to your summer in a rather exciting and rewarding way, then try on this. Just think if you share your energies with us and we could help a child go to school from September 2012-June 2013 as well as a cooked meal each day. There is still something to be said for feeling good because we have done something good. Check us out and we would love to hear from you. Give us a call just to say Hello!

July 25: The human heart speaks in many, many ways. To simply acknowledge another with a smile is a gift, to offer a helping hand can make an appreciable difference for someone else, and here at EveryChild, two wonderful people, currently from Fort McMurray, graciously and generously, made our hearts jump with joy with their donation to help Children in Need. Wally and Roz, we salute you and say thank you, thank you, thank you.

July 21: Today an e-note came to this Child Help Organization. It is from a young lady in Yellowknife, NT and she proudly shares that she and a number of her friends are currently fundraising for EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters at the Folk On The Rock Festival going on there this weekend. It is their wish too that together we help a number of young children in Haiti go to school in September 2012. This is a true case of Children who care and are willing to help Children in Need. We truly salute you, Lady Alyssa and your friends and we thank you for all you are doing for this Child Help Organization. Here is a verse of a song I am writing for ECC...ESM
Every little smile, Every bit of laughter
Every single heartbeat, Every pitter-patter
For All of us now, And All who come after
May EveryChildCount...and EveryStudentMatter!!!!

We wish you every success with your fund raiser and Kudos to you, Lady Alysssa!

July 10: Earlier this year on March 25 (scroll down if you hadn't seen it) we were very excited to post a Tribute to Lady Emily for supporting us at EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. The phone rings again this week (902-229-3111) and it is Lady "E" (or as we call her..Emily Exceptionale) with more awesome news!!! Not only did she have more recycles to donate, but gathered up their pennies, nickels, etc and 'weighed down' a plastic container for Children in need, to be attended to by us at EveryChild. We can't thank you enough for your kindness, your compassion, your generous manner, and to us your inspiring ways. We shall miss you as you leave the Atlantic region and continue your career in another part of Canada, but we wish you every success. Lady Emily has offered to promote EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters in Western Canada as she establishes herself there. She sure knows how to extend that smile on our faces, smiles and smiles of appreciation. And Sir Daniel, we equally offer you our sincere thanks, and to both of you every good wish. Blessings!!!!

July 08: Today the Child Help Organization EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters is delighted to wish Happy Birthday to one of its Directors, Robert, currently living in Calgary, AB. He has been a Director for the past four years and we certainly wish to say thank you for all the assistance and supporting energies he continues to offer this NPO. All the Board of Directors and Administrative Team glady say, "Have a most wonderful day". Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!!!!
July 01: A Happy Birthday to ALL who celebrate their birthday today and Wishing Everyone in this country Happy Canada Day!!!!! EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters is a Canadian registered Child Help Organization and so enjoys this home base. We extend bundles of sincere thanks to all who are supporters of ECC...ESM and that is another M-A-R-V-Y reason to celebrate this wonderful country. We choose to share with others in need. Bravo Canada!!!!!!!!!

June 23: We wish to offer Birthday Greetings to one of the directors of EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters, Lady Jeannie Engram-H. She has been there right from the beginning days to assist this Child Help Organization and is still doing so today. We thank you, thank you for all your support and contributions and please enjoy, enjoy your special day!!!!!!!!

June 20: Further Donations to The Story of 91 Roses...
EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters wishes to thank most graciously a number of people who made a donation to this Child Help Association in honour of Lady Annie (who was 91 years young!).
...Rev. Ken and Helen Turner, Sackville, NS
...Rose and Ken Smith, Sackville, NS
...Shirley Willmott, Dartmouth, NS
...Albert Crookshank, Halifax, NS
...Gertrude Rose, Boston, MA (USA)
...Jean MacDonald, Halifax, NS
...Beulah Brine, Halifax, NS
...Richie, Lisa, Tyler & Joshua Herritt, Middle Sackville, NS
...Jeannie and Rollie Herritt, Sackville, NS
...Linda and David Simms, Dartmouth, NS
...Debbie Evans, Dartmouth, NS
...Reg and Jane Herritt, Sandyville, NL
...Perry and Charlyne McGee-Herritt, Halifax, NS
With these funds a special tribute to Annie will be inaugurated in September 2012 to help a young 6 year old to attend school in Haiti. Thanks to all who donated in her name to ECC...ESM, her legacy of caring, compassion and love will live on in our efforts to help a child with nutritional resources and an educational opportunity for a full year. She would be so proud to see us carry on what she had helped to do. We may choose to title this effort "Annie's (91) Roses".

June 19: Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Sackville and Area, Nova Scotia, Canada.

"Sackville and area residents have long been known for the generous giving of themselves and their time, and now there's a new service club in town with another group of local people eager to get involved.

Club secretary Ross Bartlett said "We're looking forward to making a difference in the local community and internationally."

A special dinner was held for the 25 new Rotarians on Jan. 21, who are all charter members of the new Rotary Club of Sackville and Area."

Today (June 19) Rollie Herritt was invited to share with Sackville Rotarians about the Child Help Organization called EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. As well as giving a brief overview of the development of the association, Rollie offered that this organization encourages the notion of partnering to help a child in need instead of simply asking 'for charity'. He also proposed to business people to consider adding to their business website a section "A Part Of Who We Are" indicating any partnering they are currently engaged in to help a child to realize more of their potential. Many, many thanks to all Rotarians for this opportunity to share about ECC...ESM.

June 17: At EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters we read recently "Every day is Father's Day" and we smilingly gave it "thumbs up". For a variety of reasons some of us get to enjoy our fathers everyday, some every other day or maybe much less often. Some Fathers get to share Fatherhood virtually everyday, some less often and some wishing it were otherwise. Wherever we may find ourselves along that spectrum, we wholeheartedly acknowledge ALL who contribute to FATHERHOOD. We wish you all a Happy Father's Day and Happy Father's Life Experiences. If you should be at a point in your life where you may have a little extra time to share, please check us out. We could surely use some of these well experienced giving and doing and caring skills. We are committed to helping children in need. FATHERS are experts in helping children. Check out our website. Surprise us. Give us a call just to say Hello!!!!!!

June 17: On June 2, a group of youth at St. Francis By The Lakes, Sackville, NS met and had a community car wash. Nearly a $100 of the proceeds were recently donated to EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters to help in its ongoing mission of helping children in need. A child, a youth willing to use a Saturday morning to fundraise to help other children is PROOF POSITIVE that all is not wrong with the world. In fact we can so inspiringly learn from what children may so willingly teach us. Kudos, Thanks, Applause of Gratitude and Appreciation to ALL who participated in this car wash and donated to ECC...ESM. In September 2012 another child who otherwise most likely would not will be offered an opportunity to have a cooked meal each day and go to school for the next school year. How rewarding is that!!! Thank you! Thank you!!!

June 10: The Story of 91 Roses...
EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters wishes to thank most graciously a number of people who made a donation to this Child Help Association in honour of Lady Annie.
...Rev. Ken and Helen Turner, Sackville, NS
...Rose and Ken Smith, Sackville, NS
...Shirley Willmott, Dartmouth, NS
...Albert Crookshank, Halifax, NS
...Gertrude Rose, Boston, MA (USA)
...Jean MacDonald, Halifax, NS
...Beulah Brine, Halifax, NS
...Richie, Lisa, Tyler & Joshua Herritt, Middle Sackville, NS
...Jeannie and Rollie Herritt, Sackville, NS
With these funds a special tribute to Annie will be inaugurated in September 2012 to help a young 6 year old to attend school in Haiti. Thanks to all who donated in her name to ECC...ESM, her legacy of caring, compassion and love will live on in our efforts to help a child with nutritional resources and an educational opportunity for a full year. She would be so proud to see us carry on what she had helped to do. We may choose to title this effort "Annie's 91 Roses".

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  • On Friday, June 1, 2012, EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters, a Child Help Organization, so sadly said 'good-bye' to a most wonderful lady, my Mother-in-law, Annie Gaulton, a most ardent supporter right from its beginning several years ago. Just recently she sponsored her Great-Grandson, Tyler Herritt, who particpated in the Nova Scotia Bluenose Marathon, May 19, 2012, and raised nearly $250 for EveryChildCounts…EveryStudentMatters.  And despite being nearly 92, she encouraged people at her senior’s residence to bring recycles to her so she could phone me to come pick them up to support EveryChildcounts…EveryStudentMatters. In a most unselfish way she loved deeply and cared with such compassion, and we shall honour her legacy to keep caring for others in need. Thank you Dear Lady, Thank you, Thank you. And we will miss you forever.


May 19: Today the Child Help Organization EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters is delighted to wish Happy Birthday to one of its Directors, Lady Monique. We certainly wish to say thank you for all the assistance and supporting energies you offer this NPO. Have a most wonderful day. Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!!!!

May 13: Congratulations and Blessings to ALL MOTHERS, to ALL WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO MOTHERHOOD. At EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters we have learned and benefited so much from Mothers among others. At the very heart of this Child Help Organization you will find something that proudly echoes the mentorship of a MOTHER'S HEART. To ALL MOTHERS who have taught us so much that is good, who have shared with us that love can be and often is unconditional and immeasurable, and have faces smile, and dreams kept alive and often achieved, and offered us throughout the WORLD the likelihood - there is no better way, we have already found it in MOTHERS!!!!!! Happy Mothers Day to All. And EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters will spend the rest of its life saying Thank you for offering us this template of how to care for others. (I am hoping I have permission of all Fathers and others to post this)

May 10:

Hi, I’m Tyler and I’m 9 years old. This year I am running in the Youth Division of the BlueNose Marathon, Halifax, Nova Scotia on Saturday, May 18 – a distance of 4.2 kms. I am running on behalf of a Child Help Organization, EveryChildCounts…EveryStudentMatters.  Since the age of 6 I have been an active supporter of this Association helping children in need. And EveryPennyRaised goes directly to help a child – 100% of all funds raised. I am hoping to find sponsors to help me make this run truly successful.


If you are willing to sponsor me, however little, I will appreciate. Please be in touch with the Director on the website or call Rollie at 902-229-3111.

http://rlv.zcache.com/sticker_retro_fun_yellow_smiley_happy_face_symbol-p217573791050084783envb3_400.jpgTyler... HALIFAX BLUENOSE MARATHON – 2012


May 03: Today we wish to salute The Taylor Family (Ernest and Bonnie) for supporting EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. In addition to being mega busy, being administrator of two FB sites, Religions and Newfoundland History Buffs, they took time to both acknowledge and donate to this child help organization. With these funds we will help a child in need to start (attend) school somewhere in the world in September 2012. Ernest introduced us to The Charter Of Compassion by Karen Armstrong, and now he and Bonnie have realized their compassion to offer a child access to an educational opportunity. There are those of us who refuse to conclude we can't make a difference, one child at a time, and you may hear us say 'It's a part of who I am". Kudos to The Taylors.

April 22: During the past few months during rehearsal for the St. Francis Church Dinner Theatre, I have been helping with a few sound chores. It has been delightful entertainment to sit behind the sound board and watch the director and cast perform their magic on stage. Last night, and a total surprise to me, it was announced that a donation would be made to EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. This was pure joy to my ears, for it meant I would be able to let another child in need know that someone who has never met them cares enough to help. Yes there is magic on the stage and within the hearts of the St. Francis Dinner Theatre Group, part of that translates into a spirit of generosity and caring. As I watched how often you brought smiles to the faces of your audience, too, you will bring smiles to a child in need. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You not only act on stage, but you help set the stage so humanitarian actions may occur even thousands of kilometers away. No finer actions I say.

April 12: Seldom anymore are there just ordinary days at EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. Today Rose and Ken Smith of Sackville, NS, Canada, with a most gracious and generous donation, demonstrate just how much compassion there can be in the human heart. In our Easter Greetings we asked that we might reach beyond ourselves to offer a Blessing to Another. The Smith Family have made this an extraordinary day, and with their extraordinary kindness we hope to help a child in need to realize more of their potential. Thank you most sincerely, Rose and Ken for making this an extrordinary day at EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters!!!!!!!

April 08:

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It is our privilege and with great joy to wish everyone a Blessed Easter!!
Each little gift of every supporter
Assists us to help a Child in Need
So many reasons for ECC...to say Thank you
Tis' the Season to rejoice in what’s Good
Easter reminds us of Beautiful Blessings
Reach beyond ourselves with a Blessing for Another!


Below you will find a picture of three of the 22 children in Haiti this CHILD HELP ORGANIZATION helps with an opportunity to go to school each day as well as receiving a cooked meal every day. They wish to send their most sincere HAPPY EASTER GREETINGS to EVERYONE and also to ALL who help provide these Blessings in their lives. They offer thanks in Creole, their native Haitian language…


I give you a great thank you for your help - m ba ou yon gran remèsiman pou èd ou.
Thank God - gras a Dye from Dernicka, Yvens and Woodmia

Dernicka Philistin Yvens Cadet Woodmia Pierre

Rollie.....April 08, 2012...rollie@everychildcounts.ca

March 29: Here at EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters we have a commitment that EveryPenny fundraised goes directly to help a Child in need. I offer ALL of my pennies to support this Child Help Organization. If you are '"wondering"' what to do with your pennies and you would like to help a child, please call us at 902-229-3111 or visit our contact menu on this website. WE HELP Children even where pennies make a difference. Please be in touch.

March 25:
We wish you to meet Lady Emily. She has touched the hearts of all of us who volunteer at EveryChildCounts…EveryStudentMatters (A Child Help Organization, registered here in Nova Scotia, Canada). She chose to take some time to review our website, then phoned to inquire further, and decided to assist us in our efforts to help children in need. One way we fundraise is accepting donated refundables and taking them to a Recycle Depot. In addition to assisting us otherwise, Lady Emily phoned us at 902-229-3111 and offered the recycles she had. We are ever grateful to her for her continued support in this way and to a number of others who graciously donate their recylces. We are calling it The Lady Emily Initiative. It is as simple as picking up a phone and allowing us to pick up recycles that provide us with a refund... of which EveryPenny collected goes directly to help a child. If this is something you might consider doing to enable us to help more children we would gladly receive your call. Lady Emily, we salute you for all your help to this Child Charitable Association. Kudos to a caring and compassionate heart!!!!!!!!!!!

March 24: As a representative of a Child/Youth Help Organization, EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters, I was recently informed by a group of Youth in Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada, that they plan to put on a 'fashion show' in the near future, invite guests, and all the proceeds generated will be offered to support the efforts of ECC...ESM. Just as Karen Armstrong shared about the Charter For Compassion in a public presentation at Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada, on March 22, 2012, so too are these young people 'walking the walk' so to speak to demonstrate their compassion for, their willingness to help, others in need. Bravo to those young persons who are committed to share with compassion their resources to help others in need. We thank you, thank you, thank you. EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters invites you (the reader) to join us in a mini-version of Charter For Compassion. We are dubbing it CFC 2012. Please ask us about it!!!!!!! Yes, we are excited about CFC 2012. Please help us make it a success...

March 17: EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters wishes to offer our most sincere gratitude to all who attended a Special Breakfast Event at Knox United Church, Sackville Dr., Sackville, NS on Saturday Morning (when St. Patrick made a 'visit' as well). Jeannie and I (representing ECC...ESM) experienced the gracious hospitality of all in attendance as we shared about this Child Help Organization. A Great Spirit of fellowship and compassion was most in evidence and the Blessings were many as we shared in Fellowship and Praise. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you everyone for sharing these moments and EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters is ever so grateful. Blessings to All.

March 11: Often in the name of bringing hope to others, here at EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters we reach out to a number of people and ever so humbly ask if they might consider helping us to help a child in need. So, so often we know the blessings as offered by others. Sometimes there is someone we have not asked if we can count on them and yet right there in front of you is a face that says "count me in". Lin Slade you truly are a "CMI" person; Shirley Gale, you are in our records as a remarkable CMI supporter; Tom LeBlanc, you Sir are so very much a CMI person for ECC...ESM. EveryChildCounts on someone to help them in their growing years. They truly have found that someone in each of you. During the past week you have so shown why we salute you as special, special CMI people.

March 10: Loving You
AtlanticStarMusic has donated a number of CDs of folk, country, Maritime, AtlanticCanadian Music to EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. You can view them on www.atlanticstarmusic.ca Today we wish to salute Jean and Gerard Lawlor of Halifax, NS for contributing to ECC...ESM by purchasing several of these CDs. We salute these two super people for their support. It was a most delightful chat as I discovered a number of the many helpful things they do. We salute you for reaching out to others, and now for offering support to ECC...ESM we extend a BIG, BIG THANK YOU!!!!!! Congrats to you, Jean and Gerard.

March 09: Today, Friday, Charlie Cox, President of the Student Council of John Watkins School, Hermitage, NL, and Administrative Team Member of EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters, with the help of Maisie and Guy Herritt, Roxanne and Rick Forsey, Jane and Reg Herritt, Gladys Simms and the Cox Family had a bake sale to fundraise for this Child Charitable Organization. To all who contributed bake sale items and all who bought them, we say Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Here is P-R-O-O-F that there is kindness, there is caring and there is compassion in the hearts of others to help children in need. And our commitment is Every Penny Raised goes directly to help children. With your support we are able to 'fly with more powerful wings' and extend our outreach. BRAVO ALL!!!!!

March 08:Happy International Women's Day. I believe strongly, and hope even more, that women will continue to advance the cause of gender equity and social dignity. For everyone (women and men) who help generate this momentum, even at times if it may seem that we were to pause, I hope we will n-e-v-e-r stop. I salute all who offer positive energies to International Women's Day!!!!!!!!! And Greetings from EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters www.everychildcounts.ca

March 05: Patricia Tse EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters is delighted to wish Ms. Tse, Educator with HRSB (NS), supporter of ECC...ESM, a person of radiance extraordinaire, a very Happy Birthday. We wish you a Marvy, Marvy Birthday and again we honour you as a supporting member of EveryChildCounts.
Also today, we send out bundles of Birthday Wishes to another supporter of this Child Help Organization...Travis Skinner of Gander, NL. Again we thank you, Travis big time and your wife Carla and son Logan, for being supporting members of ECC...ESM. With your help we get to help more children in need. Have a GREAT DAY Birthday Folks!!!!!!

March 01-04: Already in March we offer a big thank you to Guy & Maisie Herritt, Jeff & Myra Herritt, Pat & Sarah Mather, Rollie & Jeannie Herritt, Tyler & Josh Herritt, Lady Lin Slade, Mary McKeegan, Richard & Catherine Rudback for being among our March supporters. With you we are so much more...more in our energy field, more in our resources, more in our efforts, more in extending our horizons, more in our outreach.Our commitment is to honour the dignity of a child in need by offering nutrition and an opportunity to go to school/to access an education. Bravo to our Early March Supporters.

Feb 12: Today was just a marvellous day for EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. 24 young persons (ages 5-14) of a Junior Auxiliary Group at St. Francis By The Lakes Anglican Church (Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada) held a Valentine's Tea for those attending today's service. In the hall downstairs we were served all kinds of brunch goodies and what a delight to witness all these JAs in action. Patrons made Goodwill Offerings, all of which the JA Group donated to EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. What a beautiful act of caring and we beamingly say KUDOS to all the JAs and their leaders as well as to all who particpated in this wonderful deed of sharing. Together we help support 22 students in Haiti attend school and enjoy a cooked meal every day. This is a story of CHILDREN caring for CHILDREN. How MEGA responsible is this. YEA!!!!!

Jan 19: Hats off to Rev. Faye Wheatley for sharing with EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. We thank you for supporting this Child Help Organization as we busy ourselves helping children in need. If this year we are hoping for 2012 reasons to say thank you, then you are most certainly already one of them.

Jan. 14: ECC...ESM wishes to offer a big, big Thank you to Knox United Church Fellowship Group for inviting Rollie Herritt to have breakfast with them today and share about this Child Help Organization.We so salute all the supporting things they do to help others and since we both share that in common we are indeed partners in a common ministry - that we are willing and determined to engage in outreach missions internationally, regionally and within our own community. Our spirit of attempting to add to the 'common good' allows us to partner in good will. Again a most sincere thank you for your fellowship, hospitality and sharing an enjoyable meal. Blessings ALL.

Jan. 13: ECC...ESM
is delighted to say Thank You to The Farrell Sisters of Antigonish, Nova Scotia for several years in a row offering support to this Child Help Organization.Again this year you have allowed the smile in your heart to extend to a donation to EveryChild and we so graciously acknowledge you and our sincere thanks. We know that a child will smile more because of you. (We learn from every little smile and every bit of laughter that EveryChildCounts and EveryStudentMatters)

Jan. 12: Today (Thursday), Rollie as an associate of ECC...ESM enjoys meeting with a young group of High School Students at Prince Andrew High School, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia as they discuss their next fundraising activity for EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. They are one truly impressive, dynamic and engaging group of young people. They meet, they discuss, they plan, they do. They are determined to live a life that is bigger than themselves. In particular, just as they are in the 'thick' of academic success, they are willing to share a few moments every week and from these efforts offer a child they have never met a reasonable chance to access an educational opportunity. Our students are becoming 'leaders' at an earlier and earlier age. They are part of an ever larger growing group of students who are willing and want to be a part of the change they wish to see in their world and this is very evident at Prince Andrew. Kudos to all who were at the meeting today and a big Thank You to Ms. MacLeod for her advice and assistance in helping us advance our goals. More exciting things to share soon. YES!!!!!

Jan. 1: GREETINGS EVERYONE...Wishing You All A Happy New Year for 2012. Yes, we so graciously thank EVERY PERSON who supported EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters in 2011. It has been another year of 'more than a handful of people' choosing to make a difference in some child's world. Because of those who decided to share some of their resources this Child Help Organization was able to ensure 22 children in Haiti and 2 in Kenya were offered another entire year of schooling. They have been funded with both educational opportunities and meals right up to June 2012. Then we hope to be in a position to help these 24 young persons to climb further up their educational ladder. In addition in 2011, we sent funds to The Human Coalition of Canada and The World Food Programme to help children in Kenya-Somalia because of the acute famine conditions there. We can't say Thank You enough to all who helped us in 2011, but we will keep expressing our gratitude on behalf of the children we assist with your help. To any reader who may wish to be a part of this 'caring energy' called EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters we would so appreciate if you would be in touch with us. Just think, if EVERYONE who read this decided to find a way to raise just $20.12 for ECC...ESM, then we would help even more children in need. That is our passion to help children and we are so eager to rev up our energies for the New Year. So 2012 we're giving you heads up here, we are challenging ourselves to help make a child's world a little more, and that our resources extend to more children in need. Every child deserves a reasonable chance. YOU and I may be the ones to help make that reasonable chance be there. Blessings to all who help. Encouraging you to consider ECC..ESM this year.


December 25: Just wish to share something so AWESOME. Several family members and friends decided to offer ECC...ESM a 'Christmas gift' in the form of a financial donation. A number of cheques and cash came in amounting to several hundred dollars to help us begin 2012. These are Christmas Gifts guided by the Christmas Spirit and we at ECC...ESM are so entrusted with the responsibility of 'every penny donated will go directly to help a child in need". You know who you are who did this and we are ever grateful.

December 19: Mother's Union of St. Francis By The Lakes Church, First Lake Dr. Sackville, Nova Scotia decided to 'tap into' the beauty of Christmas and offer a blessing to EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters by making a donation of $180 to this CHILD HELP ORGANIZATION. The Mother's Union members could have so used these funds for Christmas Gifts among themselves. Instead they so unselfishly chose to support ECC...ESM. They know the gift of giving to help others and may their hearts be rewarded with the 'joy' of giving. Thank you, Thank you to Elaine B, Joan, Shirley K, Elaine L, Dawn, Bev, Rose, Sarah S, Mona and Ann.

December 04: There is every good reason to express our most sincere thanks to Lady Lin Slade for supporting EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. With her contributions we are able to assist more children in need. You truly are a part of the 'wind in our sails' Lin, and we are ever appreciative of your support. YES!!

December 03:
A business person calls today and informs us they had their staff party last night and that he wished to donate all the recycles to EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters Child Help Organization. That was just delightful music to our ears. Yes! Yes! Yes! A short while later he arrives with them. I take them to the recycle depot for a refund for ECC..ESM. What a terrific idea and... we can't thank him enough. To our readers - are you having a staff party soon, might you consider us for the recycles. We would come to pick them up. To our younger readers, maybe Mom or Dad, older bro or sister may be having a staff party. Perhaps you might think of us and suggest to them how grateful we would be to receive their recycles. Please check out our website and see what we are doing. Greetings Everyone. Be in touch 229-3111

Dec 01: Calvin Parsons, Educator in the NL school system and formerly from Hermitage, NL, dropped by John Watkins Academy today and in addition to greeting students and staff, acknowledged EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters and offered a donation to support it. Charlie Cox, administration member of ECC...ESM was delighted with this generous gesture and certainly along with all of us volunteering with this Child Help Organization, wish to say Thank you, indeed, Calvin, Mr. Guitar Man.
November 22: Today I get to meet Lila Pavey for lunch. She is currently with Stepping Stones International working with youth in Botswana, Africa. For a few days she is visiting Nova Scotia, and she is ever gracious to allow me a few moments of her busy schedule. She is so willing and committed to offering a part of her young life to helping others and is an inspiration to any of us who knows what it is to give from the heart. This pic shows her in her Africa locale soaking up the ambience of this wonderful continent. Kudos to you Lady Lila for all your stellar humanitarian efforts. YES!!!!! (You can learn more about Lila at www.steppingstonesinternational.com)

Students and Staff at Clayton Park School, (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) collected Toonies and Quarters in September 2011to support ECC...ESM in helping Famine Stricken Students in Somalia-Kenya. We are ever so grateful!!!!!

Students and Staff at Ellenvale, (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada) collected Toonies and Quarters in Septmber 2011to help ECC...ESM assist Famine Stricken Students in Somalia-Kenya. Our total thanks and appreciation!!!!!

Students and staff members at Lockeport Elementary School Nova Scotia, Canada - all September 2011 supporters of EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters!!!!!!! We are so grateful..YEA!!!!!

Standing lt to rt: Samantha Dash, Connor Nickerson, Nicholas Wolfe, Ethan Wolfe, Matthew Holden, Marissa Dash

Front lt to rt: Mr. Ruth Morrison, Grace Forward, Amber Cotter, Linden Martin, Mrs. Janice Holden

http://www.pch.gc.ca/DAMAssetPub/DAM-jrsImp-impDys/STAGING/images-images/CC-homepage_1292266060204_eng.jpgOCTOBER NOTES:Getting ready to share with everyone about the September Somalia-Kenya Famine Relief Fundraising Initiative. In particular we have several schools to thank - Big Time! John Watkins Academy, Ellenvale, Clayton Park, and Lockeport Elementary. And a number of individuals who graciously shared in this special effort (See Supporters). During this period we have been most fortunate with the help of many to now send $1400 to East Africa to help children in tremendous need. We are a T(WE)AM (Together We Achieve More)

SEPTEMBER 01-30: During these 30 days ALL our energies at EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters are being directed to fundraising for children in Somalia-Kenya. We are dedicated and determined to making extensive efforts of kindly encouraging many, many Atlantic Canadians to support our Child Help Organization (based here in Atlantic Canada) to truly make a mark in helping children in Somalia-Kenya in their time of almost unimaginable need. Please check this website to download posters and brochures to help engage all of us.[Please go to Ways To Help Menu to obtain copies]. We could call our efforts, our contributions ATLANTIC-AID!!!!! Let us show our great humanitarian energies. Yes!!! Yes!!! Yes!!!

SEPTEMBER 24 - 2011:
Today EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters participated in a Food Drive effort to help secure food supplies for a number of families. Despite the little attempts at rain to slow our pace or at least make us look less presentable at someone's door, the hearts of people to share was simply wonderful. Grocery bag, after grocery bag, after grocery bag, after grocery bag was donated and collected to be administered by a local Metro Food Bank. EveryChildCounts was very pleased to offer 'footpower' to go 'door to door'. Thank you everyone who gave so children and parents who are in need of these resources may now continue to do so because of generous hearts. Another way for ECC...ESM to be there to help children.

Monday Sept. 19: Great News!! for some children in Somalia-Kenya. Here is a pic of Charlie Cox, a Grade 10 student, receiving a cheque from Principal John Skinner as a result of participating in the Quartoonie Challenge. Thank you Mr.Skinner, Thank you Charlie, and all students and staff at John Watkins Academy for this gracious fundraising donation to EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. (Photo: Wesley Harris Credit) Thank you, Wesley!

Wednesday Sept 07, 2011: Charlie Cox shares today that his school, John Watkins Academy, is going to support ECC...ESM in the Quartoonie Challenge. Yea! Good News!!! We sincerely encourage other schools to make a matching effort. All for the children of Somalia-Kenya.

Friday August 26, 2011: News that we are so celebrating - and this is from Charlie himself - "Yes folks, I am now a member of the A-Team of EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters!!!"

Thursday August 25, 2011: Today, in consultation with Charlie Cox, discussing how we might do a fundraising effort in Hermitage-Sandyville-Seal Cove, NL during the next week to help children in Kenya-Somalia in such MEGA need. Charlie, it is a totally delightful privilege to be a partner to your marvellous humanitarian efforts, and we would so welcome you to the Administrative Team (A-Team) of EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. Folks, this young man is just beginning High School, and what a legacy of good will and noted
deeds he has already shown us.


Wednesday August 17, 2011:

EveryChildCounts EveryStudentMatters Today Aug 17, Lady Sage Marshall dropped by to help EveryChildCounts...EveryStuden tMatters fundraise with Yard Goods Misc Donate-a-thon. She brought a number of items to put in our General Pool of "Goodies". You are truly a young person with a big heart. Thank you for your many helpful efforts this summer. Together we are accomplishing more for Children in Need. Right now we are fundraising for Children in Somalia-Kenya. Kudos to you Lady Sage.

Monday August 15, 2011: EveryChild a Student...EveryStudentMatters wish to send out a whole week of Greetings and Thank you e-notes to Sam Wareing, Rachael Cameron, Col. Mike Brownlow, Patrick Mather, Simon Wilkin, Stephanie-Bruce-Ethan & Calen Abriel, Donna Aucoin, Mike Lewis, Tim Murphy, Charlyne & Perry Herritt, Shirley Gale, Tom LeBlanc, Shirley & Sinclair Bannerman, Karen Huxter (in Haiti), Lila Pavey (in Botswana), Gertruce (Rudie) Rose (in Boston), Ryan & Jamie Spruin, and so, so many more to be acknowledged this week for sharing beautiful energies.
S H A R I N G .. E N E R G I E S
......... H E L P I N G ECC...ESM G R O W!!!!!!!!!!!
Also saluting big time: Guy & Maisie Herritt, Don & Beth Decker, Jeff, Myra, Alicia & Hayley Herritt, Joan Helpard, Lin Slade, Jon, Tina, Donavan, Brianna & Jaden Cyr, Emily MacTavish,
Saturday, August 06, 2011: So many reasons to say Thank you to so many folks who have been helping us with Donations at the Yard Goods Miscellanous we are offering at 12 Nappan Dr, Sackville, NS. A special Hello and Thanks to Debbie and Steve for all that they graciously shared with us!!!!!
Monday, August 01, 2011: Happy Civic Holiday Everyone!!!!!!
Ti Luc and Karen at the Cookout Thursday July 28, 2011:Today is another marvellously special day. I get to share a little time with Lady Karen Huxter of HATS-Haiti. Taking her to the airport as she is enroute to Sprindale, NL. If you want to know about inspiration don't bother going to Webster, just learn about Karen who has given the last fifteen years of her life to helping children in need in Haiti. At EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters we support 21(nearly 10%) of the students who go to Karen's school and we are doing so again for another full year of school starting in September. We thank her for this occasion to share with us and wish her every success and safety on the rest of her journey in Atlantic Canada. You can read Karen's blog by visiting www.hatshaiti.org/ Donate-a-thon is continuing today at 12 Nappan and we would love to see you drop by. There is so much to chat about. Wishing everyone a super day.
Monday, July 25, 2011:
During the past few days the Administration Team (I call them the A-Team) have set up things to offer the occasion for a Donate-a-thon for EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. We have been delighted to meet so many people whose hearts have just reached out and helped tremendously. People have been most gracious, hospitable and generous in their donations. Many have shared their involvement otherwise in helping children in need and they are inspiring stories. We are ever grateful to All who stopped and shared with us and wish to say a Biggest Thank you. Some have been telling others and that has meant more people are dropping by. Some are so gracious to add to the various items for which others may make a donation. Again, how thoughtful and helpful we are finding people toEveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. Some have dropped off refundable recycles for us to take to the Recycle Depot to help with our fundraising efforts. We shall keep the Donate-a-thon operating this week weather permitting. If it is convenient, please pop by. There just may be a little treasure waiting for you. Cheers to All and Blessings.
Thursday, July 21, 2011: As an educator in the public schools of NS, I felt privileged to share the classroom with a young Grade 9 student, David Jones. Today we met and shared lunch. He is currently working on a degree at one of Metro's Universities. Just as it was then, equally today I felt privileged to share in the presence of this remarkable young man. We met and reminisced a little and then we chatted about EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. David was both gracious and generous as a supporter of ECC...ESM. When a young person becomes engaged in helping children in need, we are witness to a sense of humanity with great promise for the future, for our future. Kudos big time to you Sir David.

Please click on What's New (and also on FB) to find out about exciting possibilities in September 2011!!!

ECC...ESM has been b-u-s-y helping in Haiti!!! Here are 4 of the young people for whom we pay school costs and you can see 19 more photos posted below. Click Here to view more students. YES!!

EVERY CHILD COUNTS on someone to help them in their growing years.
EVERY STUDENT MATTERS to caring parents.
EVERY STUDENT MATTERS to caring and determined teachers.

THIS website is dedicated to the acknowledgement of every child, to the miracle of what they already are and the promise of what may be their's to become. As a child knowingly or unknowingly we count on someone, often many someones, to help us in our growing years. Would that we imagine Les enfants sans frontiérs.

Also in equal proportions this website is dedicated to the proposal that every student matters. It has been my experience as an educator that no one loves students more than parents do. And too, I hope parents have learned that every student matters to caring and determined teachers.

I salute every child and Bravo for every student!!!!

I have spent my 'revenue generating efforts' (what some call the work world) almost entirely with children, with students. These past 35 years in the classroom have been a total privilege offered this one human being.

To honour all the young people with whom I have shared classroom space, and as I look back in gratitude, I eagerly look forward 'indebted' to that gratitude.

Funds are being generated through my efforts and many others to assist children / students here in Canada and globally in equal approaches. All those who give are acknowledged on this web site, and information on every project is provided.

If you wish to contribute to this fundation where every penny donated goes directly to a particular need of a child / student, for every child counts and every student matters, then please, your generosity will be immensely appreciated.

I have been offered the privilege - at the very least a delightful challenge - to 'work' (oops, I mean share) with several thousand young people over the years. This website gives a 'face' to efforts honouring all these youth by paying forward to those who now count on others or who are now finding their beginning footsteps in the corridors of learning as well as those who ask but only the opportunity to attend school.

Thank you students of Ellenvale and Bicentennial (in HRSB) from 1972-2005, and students in a host of schools in HRM since then.

If tomorrow offers us the occasion to remember, today offers us an opportunity to begin that memory - but a memory of helping a child, a student, has first to be an act of doing. With apologies to the renowned literary 'giant`, my favourite half-Shakespearean quote is `to be and to do`, or as my students so patiently taught me, to do is to be, and so again with total thanks to them, with all of their generous doing, I became more than I might have dreamed.

May it first be in our hearts that Every Child Counts and Every Student Matters, and in our efforts may we indulge ourselves to a lifetime of heartwarming rewards.

Sincerely ,
Rollie Herritt

Kinderson Excellent

Louina Claude


Niphelie Philostene

    Roseberline Exilus

       Jean Marc Bazil

Paysinguere Exume

Dieukaeff Exila

Guy Frantz Montinat

Gaiver Ruls Dutreuil

Tarichael Hilaire

Yvens Cadet

Yverson Sylvestre

Dreuline Derilus

Wifderline Gede

Christverson Sylvestre

Dernika Philisten

Fiadjo Damier

Carl Henry Chalumeau


                   Mazera Nduria                                             Aroa Kiribayi

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