“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” ----Khalil Gibran
June is "Service Projects" Month. From the time we’re very young, we’re taught that helping others is good. As adults, most of us still find ways to help others.
The Foundation does service projects throughout the year, but concentrates on a few during the month of June. Through the past years, we've helped build a playground in one of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods; helped repaint a house for an elderly person; we've planted flowers in hand-painted pots for seniors; helped build a food garden; packed birthday bags and overnight bags for kids. And we've done drives collecting food, clothes, books, electronics, winter coats and mittens.....and many more things. We couldn't be prouder of what we can achieve when we all come together to do good works and change the world!
While most of us will never even approach the magnitude of what Mother Teresa achieved, in her lifetime she famously said: “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Since our founding, the Foundation has kept this powerful statement in mind.
We hope you’ll join in one of our projects, or do one of your own. The simple fact is that if all of us feed just one, serve just one, help just one…we will have “spread God’s love everywhere”, and there’s no doubt the world could use more of that.