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Feed a Hungry Child

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Northeast Arkansas is gearing up to send our children back to school in a few weeks. We are having food drives (teachers sneak around and pack the backpacks of impoverished children on Fridays) and school supply drives.

At first, I thought that I might not contribute this year. I took a pretty serious salary reduction in order to get my dream job. My expenses have increased a little bit. I have to watch my $$ pretty closely in the summer. What is one person anyway? No one will miss me this one year.

Then I got to thinking about all the people who are losing their jobs and their homes right now. And what happened to me in the last year? I landed my dream job. Hmmmm. I am prospering as so many others suffer. Yes. One person DOES matter. If I can supply one child with school supplies, that is one life I will touch this year. If I can supply just a jar of peanut butter, some crackers, a couple of boxes of mac & cheese, and some sugar free jello, I might feed a family for a weekend. A family that might otherwise go hungry. It seems mighty selfish of me to think that ONE person doesn't matter when there are hungry people in the world.

I had big plans to head to a big fabric sale at Walmart as soon as I get my paycheck in my hot little hands on Friday. That is an indulgence that I do not need. Instead, I am going to feed a child and give him school supplies that will make him or her smile.

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    Our church ladies are filling back packs also. Do you have a Walmart close to you? I used to get most of my fabrics there but with the last remodeling, they got rid of it completely. In fact, the whole hobby area is nothing like it used to be. Now Iuse Hobby Lobby or Hancocks.
    emoticon You will never regret giving to those kids.
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    Thank you, Rhonda! I like your idea!
    4100 days ago
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