LeadU presents 2019 Rice Fund


2019 Rice Fund Drive

As you may know every Christmas we raise funds to give a little something to our MyPALs, their families and the “street” people in the Philippines.

This year may be a little bleak for them because all of our saved-up funds went to help them with other emergencies.

Sometimes I feel we, as the privileged people of the western world, often loose site of just how good we have it compared to the rest of the world.

Sure, we may struggle to pay our bills each month, yet consider where we have spent our wages.

Think of the homes we live in, the food we eat, the cars we drive and then read below about people in other parts of the world and be thankful we live where we live.

So instead of thinking about what Santa will bring you this Christmas, think about what you can do to bring the joy of just being able to have food and maybe some shelter to a family in another culture. It is said that the joy of giving is by far the best gift you can give yourself.

Our money goes directly into their hands, we don’t take any out…

This is the worst problem of poverty… the pure lack of choices for single women 🙁

Please donate whatever your heart moves you to help our MyPALs, their families, and other disadvantaged children this holiday season.

If we don’t help them:
— They lose their house,
— Their kids must stop school,
— They don’t eat,
— They don’t get treated for TB,
— Their kids don’t get nutrition, they have to buy them sugar water (yes, that is what the poor feed their kids) …
— Some must quit school because they can’t pay for exams or projects,
— Their parents get sicker,
–Their babies get sick and go to hospital… and die,
— They can’t apply for jobs or get their fees paid to go overseas and work…

This is the reality of the Philippines…

When I think about how many people are going hungry, are in makeshift homes (cardboard boxes, galvanized tin, and unfinished cinderblock — a MyPAL sent me a chat recently – their poso negro (septic tank) is full and just won’t yield anymore, so Christmas in the house will have a different odor it seems.

As I go through EACH individual case we support… if we don’t help, the entire family system often dips into destitution, forcing the most vulnerable into intractable patterns of ill-health, and in many cases, ill psychological health as mothers have to do whatever it takes to feed, clothe, school, and treat children.

The cost of "plain" rice is about $50 for us, because the dollar has appreciated against Philippine currency some this year, and we may not be able to give high quality rice this year, without a lot of help from everyone.

We will stay above the rice that smells, which many are forced to eat, as it would not look good giving the cheaper, smelly rice (a whole other conversation btw) …

If you can help us, buy a sack or two, it will really be important this year, thanks!

As a "Thank You” for your donation you will be granted access to one or more of our “1-Minute Daily Leader Development” series, which will lead up to my LIVE fall 2020 COACH2 SKILLS Intensive. [Learn more HERE.]

Click the Donate button below to make your donation today.

Donate to the Holiday Rice Fund

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Mike R. Jay is a developmentalist utilizing consulting, coaching, mentoring and advising as methods to offer developmental scaffolding for aspiring leaders who are interested in being, doing, having, becoming, and contributing... to helping people have lives.

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