Last week as our scholars reflected on the results of our recent presidential election, the discussion turned inward. The President of the United States, together with the other branches of the federal government, holds an enormous amount of power with potential to change the world on a grand scale. But if you’re not POTUS, how can an individual, even a very young one, change the world? The answer The Brandon Foundation discussed was one random act of kindness at a time. From this, came the scholars’ mission to be carried out over the next two weeks. Use $10 to make an impact on their world and spread kindness!
Here are some of the ideas our scholars came up with:
Darrell: Put $10 in a blessing bag that will be handed out to Fort Wayne’s homeless as part of The
Brandon Foundation’s annual Blessing Bags Project, which will be our December service event.
Malakhi, Ethan & Shawn Michael: Give $2 each to 5 people.
Josh: Buy 5 Bibles to give to 5 people.
Saphia: Buy 24 cupcakes to pass out to people.
Isaiah, Auntral, Medina & DJ: Give $10 to 1 person in need.
Elijah: Give $10 to someone when he next goes out to eat.
DeAundre: Purchase 3 cases of water and write affirmations on each battle. Then pass out the bottles of water to 72 people.
We hope you’ll join Mission: Kindness this week and throughout the holidays!
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Abby Bormann & The Brandon Foundation