Isolation and loneliness can come from monetary situations, i.e., the homeless. Many times, especially during the economic challenges of today, it is beyond their control. But, there are many ways in which we can help. You can take a hands-on approach and bring something to the day center. Any kind of food is welcome and with the economy, the day centers are not receiving as many donations from the food service companies.
Many churches have become involved with agencies such as PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter). These churches offer shelter to the homeless during the rough
winters. If your church is involved, you
can participate on different levels from preparing and/or serving food to
volunteering as a shift monitor. Chicago
Some people are on the verge of homelessness and only need a little help to stay on their feet. This help comes in the form of a food pantry. Donating to food pantries is easy and economical. I’ve posted before that if everyone that could afford to put one item in the food pantry per week, there would be enough to go around. I truly believe this because I believe in the power of many “ones.”
We can’t do a lot alone, but a lot of people like you and me working together can. So, as you go on through the year, hopefully attempting my challenge of doing a good deed per month, please remember you can make a change no matter how small your deed.