Become a Black Belt in Giving

Become a Black Belt in Giving

Have you ever stopped to consider what other people are doing over the holidays? The upcoming holiday season for us probably means eating until we pop, hanging out with friends and family, time off, and many other pleasurable activities. How often do we think about people with much less than we have? And then how often do we do anything about it? Take a look at some of these statistics to help put things in perspective:

 

  • Almost half of the world—3 billion people—live on less than $2.50 a day.
  • 11.7 million children live in households where people have to skip meals or eat less to make ends meet and this is just in the United States!
  • Every year, 15 million children will die of hunger, malnutrition, or related diseases.

Yes, these are real. And we complain when we can’t get our happy meal in two minutes or when our tuna fish sandwich “just doesn’t taste right.” Let’s take a look at the bigger picture and see what we can do to help. Obviously, no one person or group can solve the world’s problems, but we can make a difference right where we are, during this Holiday Season.

Super Kicks Amherst and Super Kicks Wyndhurst are hosting food and coat drives through the beginning of December and we need your help! Please donate old clothing and canned food so that we can help people in our own community who are struggling. Be a leader and show other Super Kicks students that you are thinking about more than yourself this holiday season. A black belt signifies a high skill level, earn yours in giving!

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Winston Churchill

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5 thoughts on “Become a Black Belt in Giving

  1. Mr. Wegert, this is great! I’m glad you’re writing about this, and encouraging your students to be active in the community. It’s too easy to forget that we ourselves aren’t the only human beings on the planet 🙂 Keep up the good work!

  2. By teaching our children to give, at a young age, we create adults that care about their community and others they do not even know. Set the example, teach by doing~ Great thing this food and clothing drive! Thank you Mr. Wegert!

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