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Martha Berry says that Mrs. Hayes' gift is an inspiration that made it possible for the school to take in one more needy child. She says that gifts from friends are investments in human life, and that her belief in these children's futures gives her the courage and strength to work with them.
Martha Berry thanks Mrs. Enck for her help with things for the children at Possum Trot. She says it will bring much cheer during the Christmas season. She also wishes that Mrs. Enck could see the Christmas tree with her.
Martha Berry thanks Mrs. Hamblet profusely for her gift to the school. She informs Mrs. Hamblet that Berry has a long waiting list for students who want to enter, and that each gift is put toward scholarships for the most needy. Martha Berry describes one letter about a boy whose father is a drunkard, and mentions that she prays every night that help will come to the needy children.
Martha Berry writes to inform Mrs. Edwards that unfortunately the Berry Schools cannot accept children under fifteen, and that she should seek help from a church or other organization in Atlanta that may be able to provide such assistance.
Martha Berry writes to Audrey with advice about her plans to work and get out on her own with her baby. Martha Berry advises Audrey to stay with Mrs Williams and care for her baby.
This is a letter to Mrs. Groff informing her that Audrey Henderson can remain at the school for four months to help with care for the children and to have a little change.
Martha Berry thanks Miss Draggoo for the Sunday School papers she sent.
Ethel Brown has heard that it might be possible for a girl who wants an education to work her way through Berry's school. Her mother is dead and her father unable to educate her, but she has finished the 8th grade and is anxious to do "anything honorable" to obtain an education.
Harriet Brodhead, who is only 10 and a half, donates $21.00 from annual fair for the Berry Schools.
Miss Glen Allen informed Martha Berry she was setting aside some money after hearing of Martha's stories in Southern Highlander about her children struggling to get an education.
A thank you letter to Miss Berry from Ella J. Kellem for a gift of cotton blooms which she gave to her grandchildren to take to their Natural History classes.
A thankful letter was written to Mrs. Merrick for the gift sent to the Berry Schools. The children in the school are working harder than ever before and Berry states that she wants to give them their chance in life.