Who says humanity is gone from this earth and never coming back. This lady in Grays Harbor County in Washington makes us feel there is still something left. Phyllis Shaughnessy is a grandmother and an angel to almost 200 kids in her district. She is coming out of home drives her own car to deliver free summer lunches to kids around the neighborhood. When she realized that the school districts are not offering free or lower lunch prices for the kids, she started a fundraiser to provide them with food as they go hungry without them.
She started Green Lantern Lunches program targeting children from low income families who go to school and cannot afford lunches in summer and stay hungry. She started making sack lunches for them including non-perishable foods like canned fruits, vegetables and noodles. She has got a few volunteers including her and they go out distributing the lunches by themselves. The kids and the families love them so much which makes Phyllis fulfilled and happy for them. Altogether they serve around 200 kids in the district and they make sure none of them stay hungry because of anything. The kids would wait for her car to arrive and they start running towards her in joy. Phyllis is not only giving them food but also she is making them see the kindness and inspiring them to become a good person when they grow up.
She is an old lady who could have sat and rested at home for the rest of her remaining life, but instead she wanted to make a difference in the society. She believes that it’s her job. She says” We are all put on the earth to do something. Better to give than to take.” This is a very wonderful thought which truly inspires the world and those kids. She is not only offering them lunch but also hope, belief and love. She is making the kids know that they are loved and they are very precious to this world. Otherwise, nowadays, where people are so much busy with their lives and work, sometimes forget about the rest of the nation. Even if they want to do charity, they will just go and donate money to some organisation,which is fine. But, people like this inspire us to go out there now and not waiting for other people to take initiative.
People like her are rare these days,but if we share it , her goodness will inspire a lot of people around us. She states that her fund raising is going good and she will continuing to do this the whole year with the help of her volunteers. if you also want to donate go to gofundme.com . Here’s her full story.
Author: Namrata Dutta
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