It Takes A Village

I’ve lost track of the number of people who have stepped up, in ways large and small, to support the New England youths coming to DC for the march. People are

  • contributing online to cover bus, Metro and other direct costs
  • printing beautiful big banners
  • providing card games and entertainment for the long bus ride down
  • opening their homes and community rooms to host
  • dropping off sleeping bags, cots and camping mats
  • jostling for the opportunity serve as chaperones on the ground
  • donating warm outer wear, hand warmers and rain gear — just in case
  • offering to cook and deliver hot breakfasts in Saturday’s wee hours
  • stuffing clear, approved-size Ziplock bags with lunches and water
  • cooking up delicious pot luck dishes to share for dinner
  • handing over gift certificates, gift cards and boxes of donuts
  • making signs, souvenirs and commemorative hats
  • asking for the privilege of working with the students once they are home
  • wondering what more they can do.

All of which reminds me of two important things:waterlogue-2017-01-15-18-39-09

  1. It takes a village.
  2. The future is in good hands.

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