As Thanksgiving approaches, POP Thanks’Giving” Cup Campaign 2014 is in full swing.
For those of you new to the campaign let us share our humble beginnings dated Oct. 6, 2013
This is what happened…I was catching up on Facebook when I saw The World Food Program‘s latest plea for help. It was a picture much like all of the others; a little girl holding an iconic green cup (I like the red ones better) advertising the school feeding program which is so near and dear to my heart.
Then it happened…I saw the gruel inside of the green cup transform into coins. Tears came to my eyes and I decided in that moment I was personally going to get an appropriate cup and fill it with all of my spare change between now and Thanksgiving.
On Thanksgiving Day as an expression of gratitude for my abundance I will donate the change to The World Food Program’s School Feeding Program.
The thought didn’t stop there. I saw not only one cup brimming with coins, but many. That’s when I knew it was time to ask others to join me, knowing that together we could make a significant contribution.
Everyone has a change jar. As my son has reminded me, those jars are often people’s Disneyland Fund. That may be true, but really? Can’t we donate our change to children who are starving for approximately two months starting today. What better way is there to teach your children about gratitude and charity?
It only takes 25 cents to provide all of the necessary nutritional requirements for one child per day. How many meals can you provide?
Mother Theresa said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
So I am asking you. Please join me in being a Pioneer of Peace by finding a cup worthy of such a collection, and begin saving your spare change. Let us Walk Not Just Talk and share our abundance with those less fortunate on Thanksgiving.
…and that’s how it all began. By the end of the campaign we contributed almost $5000.00 which translated in to 20,000 school meals for the world’s hungriest children.