Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Bit By Bit Together

A little bit o' that,
A little bit o' this
Put all our little bits together
To see what it is

A little bit from you
A little bit from me
A little bit from all of us
Makes dreams reality
A little bit o' push
A little bit o' pull
But every bit by bit combined
Makes a miracle

© Janet Martin

I got this e-mail from my brother. It gave me thrill-goose-bumps!

This email is in regards to the donation you made to sponsor us on our “Coldest Night of the Year” walk (that was actually a pleasant plus 10 the night of the walk). If we haven’t had the chance to thank-you in person, we want to pass this “thank-you” along so you know how much we appreciate your contribution to the Ray of Hope in Kitchener. Our team had 23 walkers and we were able to raise a total of $3510.00 which I know will make a difference in the lives of so many living on the streets or in poverty and in less than great conditions. All our team members walked the 11.5 km’s (most did it willingly).

In total there were over 810 registered walkers in Kitchener to walk one of the three distances (two five or ten km’s) and KW placed first in the country with $190,145.20 donations (thanks to you!). Across the country there were 700 sponsors, 2700+ volunteers, 17000+ walkers, and 60000+ donors that made this 2016 Coldest Night of the Year a record-breaking success! Together, we raised a staggering $3.4 million (with more still being counted) for the hungry, homeless, and hurting in our communities. Way to go Canada!

Again Thank -You and God Bless You!


  1. It must feel great! Good for you, Janet :)

    1. There's no feeling quite like being a small part of a big picture, don't you agree?
      Alone so much would be impossible,
      but together so much that seems impossible

    2. ...and all of this possible by the grace of God!

  2. High fives to you and your team!
    (Always good to be on the Right Person's team!)


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