Giving back and assisting those less fortunate helps me personally keep things in perspective and appreciate everything that I have in my life.. family, friends, a good job, a roof over my head, food, physical and mental health, etc.
There will always be hurdles, obstacles, and problems in life, but often times they pale in comparison with what others are going through.
Throughout the winter, I try to help the homeless by providing them with sleeping bags, to keep them warm while they sleep outside. On my way into work the other day, I ran into a guy named James. I asked him if he could use a sleeping bag and he couldn't hear what I said because he had a hearing disability. I showed him the sleeping bag and his face lit up! I handed him the sleeping bag, he gave me a thumbs up, and we both continued on with our days.
A simple gesture went a long way in helping James stay warm at night, while also providing value and warmth in the hearts of our volunteers who know they made a difference in many people's lives.
Speaking of which.. Thank you, Gwen Clavon for donating to Barbera Foundation's on-going sleeping bag fundraiser initiative! We couldn't do it without you!
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