2 thoughts on “Thou Shalt Not.

  1. Over the years friends have shared some wonderful ideas, maybe they will help?

    Volunteer time at food banks and shelters serving food.
    Collect goods to give to food banks: (dish towels, aprons, storage containers and screw top food containers for left over soup, any leftovers passed out at end of day).
    Collect supplies for shelters: (shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, brushes, combs, toothbrushes, socks, gloves, underwear, diapers, handcream and blankets).
    Collect picture books for shelters or schools in need.
    Start a Friday lunch bag program for a school that has many students receiving food subsidies: (With each child send home a tote bag containing juice boxes, cheese crackers, beef sticks, instant soup, etc. Sometimes this is the only food a hungry child or family has to eat over the weekend). Totes (or book bags, gym bags whatever) are returned the next week, refilled, and put in each child’s locker the following Friday.
    Make sure your community has a children’s breakfast/lunch program for those who need it during summer months. Those free school lunches are no longer available to the children, and many just do without.
    Make and distribute sandwiches, or bagged meals, to the homeless over the weekend.
    Distribute collected blankets, coats, hats and gloves/mittens to those who need it during cold months.
    Finallly, please take a moment to really look at the person, and talk with him/her. “There but for the grace of God”, and the phrase about not understanding someone unless you have walked a mile in their shoes always come to mind. Remember this person could be your brother, sister, friend, mother or father, and they deserve and need our kindness and respect.


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