A Month of Thanks – Day 16: Pizza
There’s a space between need and resource. It’s space to make a decision—a time to take action—an opportunity to connect.
Real change – lasting, community-driven change – is sometimes more complex. It does; however, all come down to deciding to get involved . . . to take action.
Caring is about connection. People need to know you care before they know what you know. Pizza has a way of connecting. Sharing pizza slices is a tangible way of showing we care.
A few years back, a donor asked if we could start a monthly pizza party for the staff and boys at the Casa Girasoles homes. The donor asked that their donation only be used to buy pizza and ice cream – “[it] is a concrete way for the boys to know people care. It’s more than just pizza. It’s about taking action.”
So we started the Pizza Party project. We don’t buy pizza every month. We can’t afford it. But when we do hold a Pizza Party, everyone gets so excited. The staff included. The Pizza Parties have become a space and place for everyone in the homes to connect.
We are thankful for pizza and the tangible action of caring.
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