Tagged: poverty

Do You Think About #poverty?

A couple of days ago, I donated two bags of groceries to Auckland City Mission.

The very next day I saw an article in the newspaper stating that the food queues outside the Mission were huge and unexpected, as there is still (just under) two weeks to go before #Christmas.

Apparently 250 people are being given food parcels per day.

How does that make you feel?

The thing that gets me the most is child #poverty. Right here in New Zealand, 1 out of 4 children go without their basic needs: staggering.

#poverty is everywhere, maybe next door to you, or down the street.

Just give a little this #Christmas if you can, you’ll be richer for it! #altruism



Homeless man with $70k in the bank

Have you ever thought about what it might be like, to live on the street? You have probably seen people sleeping rough in doorways, or walking with everything they own, on their back. This does make you wonder, what we actually (really) ‘need’ to get by. I have worked, talked and supported the homeless, and never make any judgements. It could happen to you, without warning. I have had a couple of close encounters. The kindness of strangers, made the difference. In the face of adversity, never loose your voice.

“All the world’s a Stage” – William Shakespeare