|COMMUNITY FOSTERS GENEROSITY
Many, many gracious acts of kindness and compassion occur every day on this campus. At times it seems that those with the least material goods to give are the ones who give the most. An act of kindness observed….
A young many came to Haywood Street for the first time. He was overwhelmed by the wonderful food and all of the acts of kindness. The night before, someone had stolen his backpack and everything that he had. Not only did he have an incredible meal, but he was able to shop at the clothes closet for something to wear.
A dear community member was talking with him about his situation. He was grateful to find something to wear, although the pants he found were too big for him. Our new friend was holding up his pants with his hand, saying that he wished he could have found a belt, but there weren’t any. He was having a very hard time keeping his pants up! Our old friend (who will remain unidentified because he would be embarrassed at the attention) immediately took his own belt off and gave it to the young man. “This one’s pretty worn but you are welcome to have it.” Our new friend was delighted as he put on the belt and walked away, hands free.
The shirt off your back, the belt off your pants. Extravagant generosity.