Planned Giving Tip: Bless Those Less Fortunate

When my son, Josh, was just ten years old, we made one of two trips to Mexico to build a housing structure for a family in need.

One of the families, George and his wife, were hard-working parents, who wanted the best for their children. Yet, opportunity is not the same everywhere. People there lived on plots about the size of a postage stamp and put something on it to live in: a cardboard box, a piece of a trailer, a discarded garage door, whatever;, it became their “house.,”

House, huh. Here, we’d call it junk. There, a house.

In America, we live with a higher standard of living than 95 percent of the world.

You don’t have to leave the country to experience this, either. I’m fortunate. My kids are fortunate. Most are less fortunate. Many times it’s not a result of anything they’ve done, just when and where they were born.

“To whom much is given, much is expected.”

Here’s the really great thing – around the world or around the corner, just a little can mean a lot.

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” – Mother Teresa.

Taken and adapted from “Giving Transforms YOU!” © 2011 Scott Keffer

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