A donor called in to pledge 10% of her income and shared her story of why. She told us about her constant struggle with weight. She often found herself in the stores – buying sugar laden, salty food. During one trip, she had an epiphany and thought – “this is stupid… half of America struggles with weight, the other doesn’t have enough money to eat.” She put the food back on the shelf, went home and immediately sent the cost of the item to Meals on Wheels Chicago.
It felt good, and the donor felt empowered. Now feeling liberated, she experiences the euphoric feeling of helping others in need. This donor is an example to us all of how you can transform a personal struggle into a strength by helping others in need. She is living the words of Oprah Winfrey, “To move forward, you have to give back.”