Beads For Needs
My neice Mandy was inspired by the story of a Chris Carter who took a Pulitzer Prize winning photo of a starving child with wheat growing behind her and a vulture sitting nearby waiting for her imminent death. When asked what happened to the child, Chris, overcome by guilt when he realized he didn't know the answer, ended his life because of the shame. Inspired by this story and having many opportunities to share what gifts she has with children in our world who are disadvantaged and hungry, Mandy decided to begin a journey called "Beads for Needs." Today 11 women gathered in my home to make beautiful beaded jewelry with Mandy, and for each donation, Mandy purchased a box of food put together by Children's Hunger Fund. There were enough boxes of food purchased for the cost of a necklace to feed a family for a year! What a blessed time we had.