I'm a regular person. I work for a living. I drive a car. I own a house. I have a dog. I have a wonderful significant other whom I adore and who adores me right back. I get to play outside with my friends on a regular basis. I'm extraordinarily lucky because I'm happy. I believe that my extraordinary luck comes with the responsibility to do what I can to show others how easy it is to feel extraordinary, lucky and happy. The simplest way? Give back.
I support a number of charities and volunteer efforts on local and national scales. Project Open Hand, the beneficiary of my first Crowdrise project, is close to my heart as it represents the best side of humans - our capacity to show respect and kindness to one another. It also very clearly demonstrates that one person makes a difference. For example, one person like Ruth Brinker, who started it all twenty-five years ago by cooking and delivering meals to young men in her neighborhood so stricken by AIDS-related illnesses that they couldn't leave their homes. Or the one person who shows up at Project Open Hand's kitchen today to pitch in and help prepare, package or deliver fresh, nutritious food to their ever growing client list of ill and elderly folks, some of whom count on POH for their only real meal of the day. Or the one person who comes to spend the day at the POH headquarters grocery store filling bags of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and protein for the clients who are able to come in but may not have money for food as they struggle with medical bills and keeping a roof over their head. Or the one person like me, who sometimes comes up with clever ideas about raising money to keep all of these operations going.
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