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Kewanee Resident Helping Raise Funds to Support a School in Thailand in Today’s Good News


While working as a teacher in Florida, Maribeth Grafelman met a teacher’s assistant named Suree. The two became friends and when Maribeth learned that her friend was traveling back and forth to Thailand to help a school there, she wanted to pitch in. Now retired and living in Kewanee, Maribeth and Suree continue to work together to support the Maesuk School. That support created a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for supplies, construction and chickens that the kids themselves tend to at the school. It’s an act of generosity and a teachable moment about charity from a former teacher. Because of that, and the good deed it entails, WKEI wanted to throw a little spotlight on Maribeth, Suree, and the Maesuk School and see if we can help their fundraising effort. If you would like to help the school meet its goal you can donate to the GoFundMe Campaign linked here.

Maesuk School and Students

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