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Empower the Homlesss

Organized by: Stephen Fitzsimmons

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THE STORY:

Quite often a person is homeless due to lack of education. It is easy for us to condemn them and say "they are just as eligible to get a job as I am." If we think about it a bit more, we can see that they may not be the case. What seems easy to you and I, such as applying for a job or possessing the skills of financial accountability, may seem like a foreign language to somebody who doesn't know where they will get their next meal. Think of it this way; If you consider yourself successful, no matter the degree in which you measure your success, think of WHY you are successful. Now, I would submit that a certain set of skills that attributed to your success came from the education by a family member, mentor, teacher, or friend. You owe your success, at least some of it, to somebody else. With that in mind, think of the homeless. Often the homeless have no education. You see education is the KEY to success. That is why I have started this fundraiser.
It is my desire to buy, in bulk, literature that is meant to educate the homeless. These will be books that will teach foundational lessons in success. I will distribute these books and talk to the homeless about the power of education.
The first book I will distribute is Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill. This book, for those who have not read it, shows the reader not only how to obtain wealth but to use ones brain to change their way of thinking, and thus change their physical outcomes. If I can raise $1,000 I can distribute 200 books!
Yes, not all homeless who receive these books will read them. In fact, I anticipate that many of them will disregard the books. But if your couple of dollars, whether it be $2, $10, $25, or even $100, can change the life of ONE person and that person goes on to live a life freedom and success, then by damn, it’s worth it.
Please join me. Empower the Homeless! Let them attain knowledge to overcome their circumstances!
Please contact me if you have any suggestions, critiques, or questions!
And I’ll leave you with the cliche but never faulting quote: If you feed a man a fish, he eats for a day, if you teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime!
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