Friday, July 9, 2010
Operation Ten Smile
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -- Winston Churchill
Good News of the Day:
The average Facebook user creates 70 pieces of content per month, virtually poking people, finding friends or updating their status on what they ate for dinner. But this social application means something else for Sherry Evans and Tim Foster. "I can't imagine my life right now without Facebook," says Evans. Twenty-three years ago, the two were classmates at Althoff Catholic High School. Through Facebook, they recently reconnected online, and Evans discovered that Foster was going through rough times. He had no job, no vehicle and no home. His family was forced to move into a cheap motel. "It just broke my heart when I saw them all in that hotel room," says Evans. With the click of a mouse, she went to work, creating a covert effort named "Operation Ten Smile." The class of '87 donated items: a washer and dryer, furniture, another did laundry, one found a van, and then, a place for the Fosters to call home.
Be The Change:
Brainstorm ways you can make a difference through Facebook, or any social network you belong to, today.