We spent the evening at Feed My Starving Children with my extended family, packing meals for starving children all over the world. For those of you in MN (or the Chicago area), I HIGHLY encourage you to volunteer a little time there. Trust me, it's a blast - very, very fun - and it is a wonderful organization. For those of you outside of MN, feel free to give $$. One meal for one child costs just 17 cents. As I was putting my spare change into a jar at the door of the place I thought about the movie Schindler's List. At the very end of the movie, when Schindler is in tears and he's is saying something along the lines of, "I could have done more. This ring would have saved __ lives..."
How much we have and how much that money could do to change the lives of people in need....
We spent about an hour packing meals (along with some other groups there. In that hour enough meals were packed to feed 38 children for a year. Amazing! How such a small thing on our part can reap such huge dividends.
In addition to helping the needy, volunteering at FMSC also allows you (and those you love) to see how lovely you look in a hair net. That in and of itself is worth a trip over there.