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.


14. Help for a Working Poor Family

Help for a Working Poor Family


Now that welfare has been dismantled, we have in America today a new class of persons, namely, “the working poor.” These are parents who work, many times two jobs, but still do not get by comfortably, or if they do, they barely do. Many do not have the skills to better themselves or the time to seek a better job, and so a family struggles with no real hope for the future.



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Possible Programs

  1. Provide support, help and assistance for one or a few working poor parents to get a better job.
  2. Establish a donation program where people can donate good pre-owned household articles to be given to families to help them.
  3. Create a program where a parent can develop skills for better job.
  4. Create a foster family group – one on one – where one family helps another.


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