[Editor’s Note: New Canaan High School freshman “Jai” Anenya Ansh this week handed off the following note with a $200 check to ABC House of New Canaan. It is republished here with the family’s permission.]
Dear ABC Group of New Canaan,
I would like to make a small donation of 200 dollars to the ABC Group of New Canaan. I raised this money by tutoring at a Math Club. I coach stuents in grades 3-5 for national level math contests like AMC, Mathcounts etc. on Saturday afternoons.
You can read more about our clubs at http://gifted.wordpress.com/fairfield-math-club/
I am donating to ABC because I firmly believe that education is the greatest social equalizer as people of all races, income level and gender can benefit from it and improve their lives. I look around and see that the people who do well in life are given a good start through education. My parents have provided me with all the resources necessary to pursue higher education and I want to share these with others.
In New Canaan, ‘A Better Chance’ or ABC as I know your organization, is changing lives through educational opportunities. I personally know some of your students and how grateful they are for this opportunity. I firmly believe in supporting organizations that “teach a man to fish” rather than give him fish. I would like to continue to support ABC and work towards making this ooportunity available to more children in the future.
I hope that this donation will help towards achieving your goal. Please contact me if you need more details.
“Jai” Anenya Ansh
New Canaan High School (Grade 9)