Have you ever looked at some of your previous purchases and wondered what on earth you were thinking when you bought them? Buyers’ remorse is a miserable thing. I cringe when I think of my many contributions to the landfill over the years. However, I discovered Skip One (https://skip1.org/) recently when I was doing research for a previous blog entry. Skip One works like this: you decide what purchase is not necessary for your needs. What can you skip? For me, it’s books. I love books and never have too many books. Never mind that I give them away when I have finished reading them (mostly). But the point is, if I skip buying books and go to the public library instead, that money can donated to provide food and water to a child in need. Skip One addresses hunger and its root causes, by building and renovating kitchens within orphanages and schools in impoverished areas. We also support food distribution and feeding programs in places where kitchens can’t be built, and help with clean water and sustainable agricultural initiatives. It’s amazing what can happen when people decide to skip just one thing. Plus, the thing I like is instead of making room in our budgets to help others, we put them first?
What if, one day, everyone in the world skipped the purchase of one small thing they didn’t need, and donated the money instead toward the care and feeding of impoverished children and families? What would that look like? We believe it could change the world. That’s our big, bold, audacious dream. Join the movement to help change the world, one simple Skip at a time.
“To the world you may be one, but to one you could be the world.”
St. John Bosco