This scope of work involves doing and being with our hands. Some of us want to build, dig, plant, paint, and the like to express joy in service.
This work is helping community find peace through working to feed hungry bellies, replenish those who are thirsty and serve those who need compassion. Peace comes in many ways. This is creative work. This is empowering to all.
True community happens when we dare to listen to other’s stories and speak for those without a voice. Those who work to strengthen relationships may not have as many blisters on their hands, but they’re doing incredible work.
As I look around I see the faces of people around me.
I see how different we are and I see the beauty within, not by the color of skin, but by the bright yellow light within.
It is bigger than that, we all glow and it shows, it radiates bright.
So we can try and change and meet the yellow light and make this world right.
No matter your ethnicity, gender or religion and we can shine on our own and make a better way with our true colors.
We may be young, we may be small, but we can still make a change for all.
A movement to begin anew and be a bright light of change.
*Thank you, Sabrina Wingo with Taste of the Triad Restaurant (https://www.tasteofthetriad.com/), for your partnership and Hayley Sink (https://www.crosbyscholars.org/), for your collaborative leadership on a meaningful virtual project.
SPARK's Cozy Bundle Event served 350+ children last year. We need volunteers at our pajama station, blanket station and book station, along with serving brunch, providing warm wear, being Santa's helper and greeting families as they come through the door.