"As we start the holiday period, it’s nice to remember the cardinal rule of the season – ‘tis better to give than receive"
We are grateful for those wise words found in the inspiring editorial posted in the Maui News on November 2nd. You can read the full editorial here or check it out at MauiNews.com
“Today’s Editorial” November 2nd, 2014
The time for giving
It’s hard to believe it’s November already and the holidays are just around the corner.
As we start the holiday period, it’s nice to remember the cardinal rule of the season – ‘tis better to give than receive.
Feed My Sheep is the brainchild of Joyce Kawakami, who we refer to as an angel here a couple of times per year. The goal of the nonprofit is to elimante poverty here on Maui. The first step in that admittedly lofty goal is to eliminate hunger.
Joyce and her crew take a little different approach to the hunger issue. Istead of individual meals, Feed My Sheeps gives people a whol week’s worth of food. Feed My Sheep can purchase, warehouse, package and deliver a whole week’s worth of food for and individual for about $10. Every week, feed My Sheep distributes food in Lahaina, Kahana, Kahului and Kihei. Once a month there is a food distribution in Hana. Over 6,000 people receive food from Feed My Sheep and a brochure points out that 2,000 children “depend on Feed My Sheep for nutritious meals.”
Your donations can make a difference in eliminating hunger. An ongoing donations – even a small one – will put food on the table of hungry children and adults on Maui.
The organization’s website is www.FeedMySheepMaui.com. You can make a donation online, find out more about the nonprofit, or become one of Joyce’s hundreds of volunteers.
If you prefer to donate by check, send it to:
Feed My Sheep
P.O. Box 847
Puunene, HI 96784-0847
It is important to note that Feed My Sheep welcomes gifts of food and other household items.
The holidays are more joyouse when we remember to help others. A gift to Feed My Sheep will help an awful lot of other people enjoy the season.