Bench #16 has been donated to The Anna Julia Cooper School in Richmond, Va. as a result of many kindnesses. Anna Julia Cooper School is an independent, faith-based school providing full-tuition scholarships to 4th – 8th grade students of limited economic resources primarily from Richmond’s East End. Through a program focused on the whole child, they help empower students and graduates to change the trajectory of their lives and setting their sights on success in high school, college, and serving their communities. Bill and I had the privilege of meeting Mike Maruca, the headmaster, and getting a tour of this school. We were amazed at all the positive things taking place at Anna Julia. There are an impressive number of former students currently enrolled in high school, who return each afternoon to complete homework and mentor the younger students. This school is a safe haven for students and a promoter of kindness. What a great place for bench #16.