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.

19. Collection of Pre-Owned Articles

Collection of Pre-Owned Articles

The collection of pre-owned items in a community can be one of the most effective ways to help children, families, and adults in the community. This idea also gives members of the community a way to help their neighbors and to join in a specific program. Often the collection of just one specific item can really help.


Possible Programs

  1. Collection of children’s toys, baseball gloves, or other children’s items for distribution in the community.
  2. Collection of specific furniture items can be very helpful to a family.
  3. Collect and distribute pre-owned computers and deliver them to students who cannot afford to buy one.
  4. Collect basic school supplies to be given to children who cannot afford to buy them.

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