Over the next 10 days, I’ll be sharing some ideas with you on ’10 Ways to Make a Difference’.
Each Day, one idea.
THREE: Host something
A while back a group of people hosted a wine tasting at Elukholweni Farm School.
It became quite the event with many people freely collaborating.
The School’s Choir sang.
Some speeches were made.
Beautiful food was shared & wine was tasted.
Some funds were raised, but mostly people were brought closer to the school.
Hosting something doesn’t have to be about raising funds.
And if it is about raising funds, it doesn’t have to be about a fortune.
Maybe you’re in a band, why not collaborate with the school, host a concert there, charge 10 bucks entry & let the proceeds go to something at the school.
The parents could sell snacks.
The kids could help with chairs.
And people can share space.
Maybe you’re at a soccer club?
Or a Rugby club?
Or an Archery club?
How about taking the club there on a Saturday morning, setting up & doing the stuff you enjoy doing?
Include the kids.
Allow them to taste something they wouldn’t normally taste.
Get to know the kids.
I’ve found, when we get to know each other, it almost comes naturally that we get involved in each others’ lives.
I’ve also found, typically, we move in stagnant circles & don;t really get to know new people & definitely not often people who have less than us or more than us or live somewhere else than us.
We’re sort of stuck in our little world, inside the world.
Maybe you’re a member of a Church?
Why not host a Sunday School picnic there, instead of at some fancy shmancy venue?
Or take your band there & do an outdoor concert, just singing together.
Take food along.
Or take the ladies there, from the Ladies Bible Study Group or the couples from the Marraige Group, or the Youth from the Youth Group.
Host a concert.
A games night.
Maybe this is a good place to start?
Maybe that’s The Way?
Sitting at the well, where someone would come to fetch water?
I encourage you on this day, 12 September, as we remember the death of Bantu Stephen Biko – do something awesome.
If you want more information on Elukholweni Farm School, visit their Facebook Page or call Wouter van der Westhuizen on 0824542772