Tag Archive for poverty

Whose story will you tell?

Yesterday, A Wider Circle furnished its 1,000th home of 2013, putting us on a pace to furnish the homes of 4,000 families this year. During the first quarter of the year, we have spent time listening to 1,000 stories of adults who were born in poverty, raised in poverty, abused, victims of awful crimes or who lost parents, siblings or…

I only needed one bag

This week’s SNAP Challenge has heightened sensitivity to our neighbors in need in many ways. I decided to do this by continuing to shop where I typically shop; the Whole Foods Market near my office. I know some foods are more expensive there than at other places, but I know they have some less expensive lines and I also wanted…

Unconditional love

So many social service agencies, so many individuals dedicating so much of their lives to helping others rise out of poverty.  So many people trying to create change so children and adults in need can live in the same world as their neighbors who were not born into poverty.  So many volunteers giving time and energy to help create that…

Imagine

Think of a 13-year old girl you know.  For me, it is easy – I have a relative who is 13.  She is so far from being ready to be a parent that it is not even a conversation. Yesterday a few folks from the team here spent part of the day with a man (Michael) who has come to…