May 31, 2012
-- BATON ROUGE, La., May 31, 2012 -- Louisiana Children’s Education Alliance announced today the campaign to raise awareness and funds to help Diane Tran, the honors student sentenced to prison by a Texas judge for truancy due to her working two jobs to support her family, has raised over $100,000 and led to the charges being dropped. Donations from the website (www.HelpDianeTran.com)
and Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/
will go into a trust in Ms. Tran’s name to be used for her education.
“She is so used to working and making it on her own way that she didn’t feel deserving of the money. But I told her that she does deserve it. We are making sure the money is used to give Diane a great education and any money left over will be used to help others,” said Mary Elliot, Ms. Tran’s weekend employer and trustee of the account setup for her.
Charlie Davis, President of the Louisiana Children's Education Alliance, said "I’m thrilled that so many people were willing to stand with Diane Tran and to champion her cause. It’s a further testament to Diane’s character that she wants to use some of the money to help others less fortunate than she.”
Donations to Ms. Tran’s cause came from 50 states and 18 foreign countries.
About Louisiana Children’s Education Alliance
Louisiana Children’s Education Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization that focuses on providing a quality education for all children. More information is available at www.lcealliance.com.