It’s not something we are strangers to. Since March, we have seen our community come together like never before. As individuals, they have stood together to form a collective where I honestly believe that everyone can have someone to lean on. But what strikes me is how good it feels to be at the heart of this. How good it feels to give. And how privileged I am to be able to do it.
Over the last few days we have seen lots of offers of help with caveats, and today, tons of pictures of smiling adults handing over food to bewildered kids. I believe we are missing something with our giving. We should be offering hope in addition to food. Our community should all have full tummies and the opportunity to feel how good giving is. And we all know this isn’t about money. Time, skills, experience, a voice! These are all things people can give but do we set our systems up to encourage that?