I dare you all to care about this city we call home. Just a little bit.
Atlantans I am talking to you.
If you live elsewhere please give a damn about that place.
I dare you to help out at the local shelter, to give money to the youth basketball team trying to buy new uniforms, to clean up the yard of the foreclosed house in your neighborhood.
I challenge you to give $5.00 to the Boys and Girls Club nearest your home. Yeah I'll say it... the cost of a latte is all I ask for. I challenge you to be what every strong community needs to be strong....residents who take pride and part in what happens there.
If you don't have the cash, do you have some old clothes, shoes or a gently worn briefcase? A formerly homeless man or woman starting a new job would greatly appreciate them.
I dare you to not be a part of the whiney problem...but be a part of the shining solution.
Some of my favorites that a few of my dollars/time go to.......
The Bobby Dodd Institute
Georgia State University
WABE Atlanta/ National Public Radio
The Carrie Steele Pitts Home
The Atlanta Community Food Bank
My Sister's House women's and children's shelter
Now go and get yours...