Intern Insights: Learning To Hope

Being in the Place of Hope produces a rare leveling effect among volunteers and participants. Here lies a unique space for conversation in which both sides benefit from a fuller understanding of the other. It is here that I can see clearly the dignity and love each human soul deserves from me. One of the…
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The Power of $1

Sometimes we can see the immediate impact of our generosity.  We serve a meal or volunteer our time and we can see the fruits of our labor.  What we may not see is what happens to that one dollar that was all or just a small part of our donation.  This dollar was used to buy…
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Understanding Poverty in the Classroom

Lately we’ve been hanging out in school cafeterias, school gyms, and school auditoriums in Anderson County.  Why?  Because teachers, staff, and administrators at schools see poverty every. single. day.  They often have classrooms filled with situations and circumstances that weigh on a young child.  Our Eyes Were Opened – a program of United Ministries – has been helping teachers and school…
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