We came in this morning to find a note from one of the outreach teams that was out last night. The team had come across a friend in need and they gave him a bottle of water. He wanted to pay for it, but the team assured him that it wasn’t necessary. He then asked ‘you take donations don’t you?’ He then passed a loonie to our team as a donation.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen this among our community. So many times, people will come into drop-in and need some item of clothing…a new coat for example to replace one that has grown too big or small. They don’t simply take a new one, but they leave their coat because they know that someone else could use it. They give back. One of our friends came in a couple of weeks ago with a kettle to donate because they had been given another and they didn’t need two. She said ‘your ministry has been good to me when I’ve needed things…I can give back this way.’
Time and time again…those with the least give the most…