Tag Archive for service

The Journey

It is another good day of service here.  We feel the storm looming and hope families can come to get their stuff before it hits.  Our three trucks are out picking up donations, and our drivers are already working in some hard rain.   Their determination makes this place go. Our volunteers and staff here at the Center are managing…

The emotions of poverty

Today a case manager from a local social service agency brought one of her clients to A Wider Circle to get her items. This happens every day, many times over, but her experience here seems worth the tell – the short version. Near the end of the woman’s visit here, the case manager walked up to our Deputy Director and…

Opportunity

In so many ways we stand things on their heads. We see them in opposite to how they are. For example, we see problems as weights on our shoulders and we see inherited problems as inevitabilities. We see poverty as something that has always been and always will be. It is neither. We have an opportunity to end it. Every…

What does your ________ do?

What does your ___________________ do to end poverty? Right now, while many of us are eating, reading, spending time on our computers, watching television, or shopping for food or clothing, hundreds of thousands of our neighbors are living in desperation.   They are hungry – all the time.   They have no money – almost every day.  Their heat or air conditioning…