$5 Dream Come True
Let me introduce Darren.
He is a homeless man who lives on the streets of downtown Ottawa from April to September and hopefully, if he’s lucky, in a shelter from October to March.
I met him on my way to pick up some Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup, mmm mmm good! On my way out of the store I notice Darren, he was sitting in the cold (it was -2 degrees Celsius) surrounded by old styrofoam coffee cups. I immediately felt like I should do something for him so I introduced myself and asked, “Darren, if you could have anything in the world, what would you like?”
For Darren, the answer was simple. Captain Crunch.
I didn’t have the heart to ask him where he kept the milk…
It cost me less than $5 to give this man the one thing he wanted in the whole world, a sugary cereal that rips apart the top of your mouth when you eat it. Not only was Darren happy but so was I! In a survey conducted by Harriss Interactive, they found that volunteering makes 76% of people feel physically healthier and 94% say that it has improved their overall moods. (http://www.researchscape.com/health/volunteering-health-survey)
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