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Sep072009

Creating Hope

By Chloe

The new year has begun. Many people have made promises to themselves, resolutions if you will, to better their lives. Some people diet, some begin new exercise regimes, and others work hard to get organized. I, too, am one of those people that make those early year promises. Sometimes I stick to them, sometimes I don’t. My resolution this year, though, has become a challenge to myself. I am striving to make my life better by making someone else’s life better.
The following are just a few ways I have found to help others.

To provide Stepping Stones for Success through education of children and families who have limited opportunities. (http://www.asteppingstone.org/)

Humane Borders offers humanitarian assistance to those in need through more than 70 emergency water stations on and near the border. (http://www.humaneborders.org/)

Desert Mission Food Bank offers help to the hungry and those in need of nutritional support. Food bank services and programs assist our most vulnerable neighbors by providing food for more than 1,500 families each month. (www.jcl.com/content/foodbank/default.htm)

Family Promise: Greater Phoenix is one of 116 Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) programs throughout the country temporarily meeting the needs of homeless families.

In keeping with the guidelines from the parent organization, our Greater Phoenix network provides meals, a homelike setting, emotional support and a full range of social, economic, and educational services.

I have found there are so many ways to help others here in the greater Phoenix area. Maybe once and for all I can stick to my resolution. What about you?

 

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