Two Big Hearts
This holiday season we have been receiving donations from many generous donors which are blessing those in need. They have made their way down to our donation center in the rain and snow. I am always touched by how big our donors’ hearts are and how willing they are to give their things away to benefit others.
This past week I had to take some time to reflect over the hearts of two children, ages 4 and 6, who decided to do something completely different for their birthdays in order to benefit others.
For my birthdays, especially when I was young, I wanted my family and friends to give me presents and lots of them. My birthdays were spent thinking about me and what I needed . . . well, mostly wanted. But the two children I am talking about got an idea, from hearing their parents read in the newspaper that it costs $2.22 to feed someone a meal at the Rescue Mission, that they would ask their friends and family to bring money to their birthday party instead of presents. This money would go towards feeding the hungry without food for the holidays. The two children raised over $200 from their birthday party and then together came down to the warehouse to donate the money which will help feed over one-hundred people meals this holiday.
I realize how unaware and self-seeking I am when I hear stories of servants like these two children who exemplify the kind of life we all should be living and yet they’re only barely starting school. Thank you to everyone who is donating their time, money, talents, and resources to those in need. You are truly impacting everyone including clients, staff, donors, and volunteers.