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.


2. Crisis For Children

Crisis For Children

In our local communities children often can be in a crisis situation because of various reasons such as a fire or disaster in a home, sickness or disability, loss of employment, family friction and disruptions or children living in a shelter. Anything you can do to help these children in such situations would be beneficial.


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Possible Programs

  1. Collect good quality, pre-owned stuffed animals to be distributed to children in crisis situations through the Red Cross, police, Headstart Programs, hospitals or shelters.
  2. Create baskets of hope for children containing toys, books, candy, messages of hope and other items.
  3. Create special fun days for children going through crisis situations.
  4. Purchase and deliver to a child one special gift to reduce the stress of the crisis.


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