All that stuff I mentioned two days ago at jungle jeff has it’s roots in this idea:
No one can help another without helping themselves.
Many of you are practicing this as evidenced in your blog comments and emails. Together, we can pay it forward, pay it back, plant seeds of hope, offer encouragement, and stay positive in a challenging world.
So while the “numbers” grow, and that’s nice and all, what is really happening is the ripple effect. Thank you for being the engine that makes it possible.
Central Florida volunteers gather at a local High School every Thanksgiving Day morning to pick up and deliver boxes of food to needy Families.
Tomorrow will be our tenth year of this Thanksgiving Day family tradition.
A decade ago, and even before Cheryl was pregnant, I suggested to her that we find a way to show our children that we are here to serve and not to be served.
This is a simple, and seemingly insignificant act of kindness influences our thinking, and our actions, all year long.
A Publix Grocery Store Produce manager started Food For Families many years ago. With help from Central Florida Churches, Schools, and community members, needy Families are identified.
The Central Florida Community also delivers Food for Families on Christmas morning and Easter morning, providing us opportunities to put others first on three special days where we traditionally didn’t.