Be the change

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“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’.” ~ Matthew 25:40, NIV

car full of empty backpacks

See a need, fill it
Unto your ability
Smallest of gestures

NaBloPoMo February 2015

Submitted to Haiku Friday for LouCeeL

My daughter is active in a local non-profit that provides weekly backpacks of food for area elementary school kids who qualify for reduced- and free-lunches. I am on the group’s “on call” volunteer roster. When the group needs extra help, or when a regular volunteer is unavailable, I’m their “go to.”

On a regular basis, we distribute more than 100 packs to our designated school. That’s a full third of the student population.

Each time we are there, a teacher or other school staffer has stopped us to offer a, “thank you,” and to let us know what a positive impact this program has had on the children.

It doesn’t take much to make a difference. The change your small effort can make in the life of a child, of another person in need, is immeasurable.

Do what you can, when you can, however you can. It all matters.

*Photo is of the empty packs before being filled for distribution.

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