If you’ve been reading my blog for a while (well since it’s less than 2 months old, “a while” is really relative), I’ve really been moved by opportunities to make a difference. I think we all can “Do Something” that can make the difference for someone else.
Last month I was privileged to help be a friendly face during a picnic in the park that happens several times throughout the year. At this picnic we have the opportunity to fellowship and provide some food and necessities for folks that may otherwise have none that day. As I was listening to volunteers share about other opportunities to help, I overheard a conversation that made my heart sink. Through some program they were able to collect bread that they distributed to hungry children in their apartment outreach program. While these children have shelter, they are hungry enough to stop and eat the bread as it’s being handed out. Just dry bread. A volunteer said it would be nice if they had some peanut butter or jelly or something else for them. I tucked that away … wondering how I might help.
Then I read The Invisible Girls by Sarah Thebarge and it revolves around a family that Sarah met. Upon visiting the family Sarah saw the children eating what they had, molded bread dipped in ketchup for their dinner. That family brought me back to the overheard conversation at the park. How can I help with this?
Well, actually, it’s how WE can help.
I’ve started a Fundly Campaign for 100 Jars of Love … to raise funds and donate 100 Jars Of Peanut Butter to the Outreach Team of Bold City Church. I’m not a member there, but I am delighted that have welcomed me to join them as they serve our community with love and compassion, and now some peanut butter too.
As of this post with my friends help, the campaign has funded 23 Jars of Peanut Butter. The campaign is running for only 12 Days. I do hope you’ll help.