Global Cynergies Head Office Project for 2013.January, 2013
When I consider the vast needs of the communities we work and live in it can be overwhelming and I wonder if our efforts really make a difference.
But then I recall the story of a man throwing starfish that had washed up on the beach back into the ocean. When asked by someone passing by if he thought he could possibly make a difference when there were so many on the beach. As the man threw another starfish into the ocean he replied “I made a difference to that one!”
As we all look to the year ahead, I challenge you to make a difference by meeting the needs of just one person in your life or community.
This year, we decided to do something a little different at GC Head Office: In addition to reaching out to the communities in which we have company meetings this year we are collecting as many canned goods as possible for a local food bank. Our internal goal was initially to collect 500 cans, but we decided there must be a way to do more.
In the “hospitality” industry we are provided with lots of food and goodies when our hotel partners come to our office. Now, when our partners come to visit us, we ask them to bring canned goods in lieu of lunch or goodies. In essence we have multiplied our efforts by soliciting the help of our worldwide partners in the quest to make a difference and our goal has expanded to 1,000 cans! I’ll let you know how successful we were with meeting our goal at the end of the year.
I do know we will make a difference to the families that receive our donated canned food through Foothills Food Bank!