I was sent the video below from a young refugee friend today and I felt compelled to share it with you.
As you’ll see, the man in the video, Jeff, helps refugee kids in the East Colfax area fix their bicycles on a regular basis. He noticed there were lots of bikes around but they didn’t have the money and skills to fix the bikes so they just lay there, useless. Pretty simple act of service right, nothing too big or time consuming, but what a great demonstration of love and caring this guy is showing for those less fortunate kids.
I think we sometimes get paralyzed by all the problems that are in the world. They all seem so big and complicated, how will we ever fix anything? We don’t really know, so we do nothing. This guy is showing how if you have your eyes open for opportunities you can find simple ways to make life better for others. Like Theodore Roosevelt said “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”. It doesn’t have to be hard to help others, we just have to go out and do it.
So how can we help out, Stapleton? As Jeff mentions in the video they could use more bikes for the refugee kids. Let’s make it happen! I bet you have a bike that one of your kids outgrew recently or maybe you could spare a few bucks to even pick up a new bike to donate. Let’s round up a bunch of bikes in April and bring them down to Jeff and let him distribute them in the refugee community he has gotten to know so well. Nothing complicated, just send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know you’re in for a donation of a bike. It can be used or new, any size. If you want I will deliver it for you or if you’d like to help deliver the bikes and meet some of the families we can do that too. Bring the kids too, it can’t hurt for them to get out and have some new experiences.
Let’s take some action & put some smiles on those faces.