Suburban Dallas kids are shipping cash south of the border. They've sent tens of thousands in funds to Ciudad Juarez in the last couple of years, a city wracked with drug violence in what feels like a perpetual duel between narco-entrepreneurs. Why?
In 2004 White Rock Elementary adopted Escuela Soccorro Rivera in Ciudad Juarez and has raised $65,000 in funds via read-a-thons for supplies and maintenance. Some might see it as a paternalistic US butting in again, but I would tend to see this as a way to make US students appreciate what they have, get to know Mexico a little better, and help some fellow travelers at the same time.
It may seem small, but I needed to hear some good news this week.
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