These personal connections are the true gift. The monies distributed have been helpful, but to bridge the gap between giver and recipient transforms simple charity to caritas.
Instead of being part of an anonymous mass of givers, I became part of a group of like-minded people with a common goal.
Rather than competition our hearts were stirred to compassion, and I felt like I was seeing a glimpse of what the early church was like.
Charissa Le Roux