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.


9. Help for Homeless Families

Help for Homeless Families


Each night in America we have 1,000,000 children who are homeless. Forty (40%) percent of the homeless are mothers with children, many of them have been abused. Anything you do to help a homeless family get a new beginning can really help them turn a corner into a new life. Many families today are just one paycheck away from homelessness.


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Possible Programs

  1. Collect and furnish some material goods for a family leaving a shelter going into a new apartment that needs furnishing.
  2. Brighten the days in a shelter by a visit to the shelter with either gifts or other ways to brighten the lives of families in the shelter.
  3. Help a homeless family find a suitable apartment when leaving a shelter.
  4. Organize a group to help a homeless family during time in a shelter.


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