Ok, I know I’m going out on a limb here, but I am going to have courage and share something that is very special to me.
As many of you know, the cause of fighting world hunger is very close to my heart. One of the primary reasons I began this blog almost 1 year ago, was to eventually launch a charitable foundation called, “Pioneers of Peace.” In the past year I have secured the copyright to that title. I have also applied for the copyright to “Pioneers of Peace Walk, Not Just Talk.”
It was my hope that I would spend a year gathering a following, and then launch my foundation. Sadly I have not gained the following I would’ve liked, and so when I ask you to be a part of this I am taking a leap of faith.
I was going to wait until January, but Friday morning something happened. I know now is the time; though the response might be small.
This is what happened…I was catching up on Facebook when I saw The World Food Program‘s latest plea for help. It was a picture much like all of the others; a little girl holding an iconic green cup (I like the red ones better) advertising the school feeding program which is so near and dear to my heart.
Then it happened…I saw the gruel inside of the green cup transform into coins. Tears came to my eyes and I decided in that moment I was personally going to get an appropriate cup and fill it with all of my spare change between now and Thanksgiving.
On Thanksgiving Day as an expression of gratitude for my abundance I will donate the change to The World Food Program’s School Feeding Program.
The thought didn’t stop there. I saw not only one cup brimming with coins, but many. That’s when I knew it was time to ask others to join me, knowing that together we could make a significant contribution.
Everyone has a change jar. As my son has reminded me, those jars are often people’s Disneyland Fund. That may be true, but really? Can’t we donate our change to children who are starving and under the threat of stunted growth syndrome for approximately two months starting today. What better way is there to teach your children about gratitude and charity?
It only takes 25 cents to provide all of the necessary nutritional requirements for one child per day. How many meals can you provide?
Mother Theresa said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
So I am asking you. Please join me in being a Pioneer of Peace by finding a cup worthy of such a collection, and begin saving your spare change. Let us Walk Not Just Talk and share our abundance with those less fortunate on Thanksgiving. I will be providing more details shortly, but for now please pass the word along.
Send me a picture of your cup ( firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will post it for all to see. LET’S DO IT because PIONEERS OF PEACE WALK NOT JUST TALK
Thanks everyone 🙂
Barbara (The Blog Whisperer)