Friday, March 12, 2010

Making THE Difference

On my first day at a new job with a national non-profit agency, my boss saw I was overwhelmed and shared with me one of his favorite stories:

"After a huge storm, a young girl was running along the shore and rescuing the little fish that had been trapped in  pools on the beach. I watched the girl for more than an hour, thinking how much energy and time she was wasting. As she approached she asked me if I would help. I explained that there would never be enough time to rescue them all before the puddles dried up, and that it simply wouldn't make any difference. She looked me square in the eye and as she scooped up one little fish said very plainly 'I may not be able to save them all,' as she tossed it back into the safety of the ocean 'but to This fish, I have made all the difference in the world."

It is in this spirit that I want to share a charity that has touched our lives:

"The Dinner Garden provides seeds, gardening supplies, and gardening advice free of charge to all people in the United States of America. We assist those in need in establishing food security for their families. Our goal is for people to plant home, neighborhood, and container gardens so they can use the vegetables they grow for food and income." (or visit The Dinner Garden on Facebook)

Please consider donating goods, time, or financial support to this incredible organization if you can. It may not end hunger for everyone, but for one family it makes all the difference in the world!

Thank You.

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