The Starfish Story

A wise man was taking a sunrise walk on the beach...

 In the distance he caught sight of a little girl who seemed to be dancing along the waves. As he got closer, he saw the little girl picking up starfish from the sand and tossing them gently back into the ocean.

“What are you doing?” the wise man asked?

“The sun is coming up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

“But little girl, there are miles and miles of beach with starfish all along the way, you can’t possibly make a difference.”

 The little girl bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it lovingly back into the ocean past the breaking waves, “It made a difference to that one.” She replied.

We are all gifted
 with the power
 the opportunity
to make a difference
in the life of a child
a family
a person.

3. Enrich the Lives of Senior Citizens

Enrich the Lives of Senior Citizens

In our communities today we have many senior citizens and many of them are lonely, often they do not feel needed and important and they often suffer from the effects of poor nutrition. Finding a way to increase their income or helping them find a purpose for their life can change their lives. Anything you can do to brighten the lives of local senior citizens or reduce their loneliness will be greatly appreciated.

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Possible Programs

  1. Collect material goods for distribution to seniors such as toilet articles or emergency supplies.
  2. Start a program of crafts or other activities which will brighten their lives, or where seniors can make dolls, blankets, toys to be given to children.
  3. Start a program of visitation to individual lonely seniors by children or families.
  4. Organize a program to be able to enrich the lives of seniors with the community.

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