Sometimes it seems like we are always chasing the mighty dollar. We work and work, and work some more to pay our bills and to add to our coffers. We can really get caught up in doing for ourselves and, at the same time, maybe we are overlooking a very important part of being a human being. What might that be? How about caring for your fellow man?
How about those poor souls who have lost their jobs and their benefits are running out? They may have gone through all of their savings and they either have lost, or are on the verge of, losing their homes. They may have had to move to a shelter for their families and need government assistance for food. These are the people who need our help.
So what can you do?
Fortunately, there are people in this world who think about the plight of others, especially those who are less fortunate. Sometimes, we adults can learn a little something about being charitable from our children. My daughter and a group of her friends have started a non-profit organization called A Walk in their Shoes. The group is working in
conjunction with a local charitable organization based in Manchester, NH called New Horizons for New Hampshire. A Walk in their Shoes is currently engaged in a year-long project to raise money and awareness for the homeless. Throughout the coming year the group will document their journey using technology that has been made available to them through their high school. At the end of the year a documentary will be aired and presented to the public detailing their journey. It will also raise awareness in the community of the great work being done by New Horizons for New Hampshire. The documentary will include footage of fundraisers including a walk for hunger bringing together three communities, volunteering at New Horizons for NH, interviews with homeless survivors, and other events which will generate money and awareness for the homeless.
My wife has been extremely instrumental in working with town and school officials in the local communities to aid the group in getting the word out about the upcoming events. I have been able to help out by developing their website, AWalkInTheirShoes.com,
which includes a blog and details about the group and their mission. I welcome you to contact the group or make a donation using your PayPal
account or use a credit card. I guarantee you that all funds will go directly to the homeless.
So the next time that you start feeling sorry for yourself, think about the truly needy out there among us. They need your help. Get involved in a charitable organization. Help out in a soup kitchen. Join a walk for hunger. Basically, just give of yourself.
You just might realize that you are truly blessed in your own life, and you’ll be helping out people who desperately need your generous gift of humanity.
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