“None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.” – Mother Teresa
Earlier this year the Mueller community achieved a significant fundraising total of over $45,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation during You Belong week. This was possible through the many who generously gave and served in some small way. While each individual donation or gift in itself might not have seemed great, collectively they added up to a significant and life-impacting outcome.
Mueller is excited to have another opportunity to practice goodwill and generosity. It is an opportunity to shift the focus from our own needs and wants to helping those around us who are experiencing significantly greater struggles or hardships. This week is a very special week for the Mueller community – Beanies 4 Brain Cancer week.
Over the past few years, Mueller has experienced the loss of several much-loved members of its school community to Brain Cancer. These have greatly impacted and affected students, parents, and staff alike. Brain cancer is a disease that shows no preference or partiality. The lives lost or affected in our school community make this a significant cause and focus for fundraising each year in Term Three.
Beanies are on sale all this week, and every dollar made from a purchase or donation goes directly to the Mark Hughes Foundation. Money raised by this organisation, totalling over $18 million in the last 6 years, is used in the research and treatment of this still relatively unknown disease, to increase survival rates of those sufferers.
Through the simple purchase of a beanie, everyone can have the experience of giving to a cause greater than themselves. And in doing so, be reminded that while as individuals we are not able to do much, as a collective working towards a common cause, we can achieve great things.
“A generous person will prosper, whoever refreshes others will be refreshed” – Proverbs 11:25
Why would you give? Why would you bless another person? Why would you show kindness and generosity? Because we have a social responsibility and are called to. Because collectively great things can be achieved. Because when we do, we experience a great sense of joy and fulfillment and receive blessing in return.