Now imagine someone across the world caring enough to come up with a creative solution to raise funds for your desperate situation.
That was done right here in Grand Haven.
Mary Mitchell of Fat Chix Coffee Cantina decided to base her entry in this year’s ArtPrize competition around raising funds for West African students who need school buildings. Numerous people in our area, including local students, pitched in to create the individual elements for the ArtPrize design, which will later be sold off individually to raise funds for the cause.
Compassionate people collaborated to make an idea a reality. What a difference we could all make by doing things like this more often.
Most of us have something we’re passionate about when it comes to those less fortunate. It doesn’t take a lot of money to positively impact the lives of those in need. All it takes is ingenuity, determination and time. We all have some of that to spare.
Next time you’re contemplating sitting down to watch a TV show or surf the web, take the time instead to do some brainstorming. Determine what you could do and what you could organize to change the life of another person or even an entire community.
Imagine what’s possible with just a fraction of your time. Imagine what a difference you could make.
You have the potential to impact the world. Now take action and turn those thoughts into amazing results.
Hats off to Mitchell and her team for doing just that.
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