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.

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“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
and
 the opportunity
to make a difference
in the life of a child
a family
a person.


8. Foster Children

Foster Children

In America today there are over 500,000 foster children. They get very little outside help and very little support in their lives. Many times they cannot afford to participate in many activities that other children can. While foster families provide food, clothing and shelter, the foster child often gets very little support beyond that. Anything you can do to help foster children can really change lives.


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Possible Programs

  1. Furnish material goods to foster children to enhance their lives - - - for example, sports equipment which may allow them to join a team.
  2. Grant a wish to a small, selected number of foster children - - - perhaps with a maximum of $100 to each child.
  3. Help foster children plan for education and careers after high school.
  4. Plan and organize a specific skill course or vocational course for foster children.


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