The Bridge to Hope is thankful to our Bridge Volunteers and Mentors for your willingness to make a difference for a homeless single mother and her children.  The impact of One Church One Family is changing the lives of our most vulnerable in the community.  We are grateful for your commitment and heart.  Thank you.

Thank you, you made a difference for this Bridge Kid.

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a figure in the distance. As he got closer, he realized the figure was that of a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.

Approaching the boy, he asked “What are you doing ?”. The boy replied “throwing a starfish into the ocean. The sun is up and the tide is going down. If i don’t throw them back, they’ll die”.

“Son” the man said “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish ? You can’t possibly make a difference?”

After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said, “I made a difference for that one”.

adapted from The Star Thrower, by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977)

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