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Garage Sale Days – April 20th

Garage Sale Days – April 20th

On April 20th, 2019, the Isa Kranz Foundation will be a part of the very first Garage Day Sales monthly fundraiser!

Each month, Garage Day Sales will be in support of various foundations and charities by donating a portion of vendor space sales and funds raised through various raffles.

More info at:

Hope to see you all there Opening Day!

4th Annual Scholarship for Kindness

4th Annual Scholarship for Kindness

Be kind whenever possible… it is always possible!”

ALL Richmond Burton Community High School students,
We need your help!

Has someone in the senior class been exceptionally kind to you in the past year?
Has someone in the senior class done something or said something and changed the course of your day?

Tell us about it and you may help that person to be awarded our $1,500 scholarship!
In addition, you will be awarded a cash prize for nominating them if they win.

Please obtain your application from the Student Services Office of RBCHS OR Download Here:

.PDF Version

(Any RBCHS senior, graduating in spring of 2019, is eligible.)
Submit applications by May 1st to the Student Services Office or email to us at:

Entries will be blind-judged by a panel of local community members.

The scholarship(s) will be awarded in May 2019 to
one male high school senior and one female high school senior.

Download The Scholarship for Kindness Poster

If you have any questions, please contact Jim or Tina at or 847-380-0006.

*Nominations must be submitted by a current RBCHS student*
This scholarship opportunity is sponsored by the Isa Kranz Foundation
*A 501c3 non-profit organization*
September 13th was our Random Acts of Kindness Day

September 13th was our Random Acts of Kindness Day

It was in honor of what would have been Isa’s 16th birthday.

We rented and decorated a 15 passenger van and traveled through our community and surrounding areas performing random acts of kindness.

It was a huge success and we have had many requests and offers to continue the message of being kind to one another.

A Poem for Isa

A Poem for Isa

How could we not know
You were in so much pain?
You smiled and laughed
And danced in the rain.
If only I had known
How deep your sadness ran.
I would have held you and helped you
And developed a plan.
But no one told us and we
Missed all the signs.
You hid your agony and seemed
Totally fine.
One day you were here
And Now you are gone
There’s a huge empty space
We must try to go on.
I can’t picture my life
Without you, sweet girl.
I’m lonely and sad
And beginning to unfurl.
But the sun shone today
And I noticed it too.
I looked up and noticed the sky
was so blue.
If I can still see beauty and peace
Then maybe someday
My pain will decrease.
I’ll honor your life
By living mine right.
And helping others
And sharing your light

By Tina Kranz for my precious daughter

Through suffering and loss
Comes wisdom and strength.


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