Source Imperative

#GiveAHandUp

Source Imperative is a blog and a free “toolbox” filled with inspiration and ideas. This section emphasizes serving humanity by giving someone a hand up and “out” of a situation or a circumstance. The imperative for service is awakened in us through empathy, tolerance and compassion, which then motivates us to educate and provide opportunities for people to better themselves.  Learn more

Source of Hope: One Man Feeds 80 Street Dogs Everyday

Fourteen years ago, Michael J. Baines left his home to go to Thailand and work in a restaurant. While at work one day, a street dog came by. She’d just had puppies, and was badly infected and very thin. Michael’s heart broke for her, and so he began to feed her every day. “That’s how it all started... I just [...]

By |January 26th, 2016|Categories: #GiveAHandUp, Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Source of Hope: Cops Bring Groceries to Hungry Senior Who Phoned 911

Police officers went above and beyond their duty to help an elderly, disabled man who hadn’t eaten in two days. The 79-year-old called the Mount Pleasant, Tennessee Police Department as a last resort after a caretaker took off with his social security check. Read more... This series of blogs, 365 Days of Hope, focuses on the immensity of the human spirit. [...]

By |January 25th, 2016|Categories: #GiveAHandUp, Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Source of Hope: Wedding Flowers Re-Purposed

Weddings create more waste than they should — but what if they gave back to the world instead?  Watch Video... This series of blogs, 365 Days of Hope, focuses on the immensity of the human spirit. It serves as a forum for the collective voice of hope that resides in all of us. Each post showcases a person or an [...]

By |January 24th, 2016|Categories: #GiveAHandUp, Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Source of Hope: Restaurant Puts Fridge on Street; Feeds Leftovers to Homeless

Restaurants waste a lot of food, and even though big companies like Starbucks have recently changed their policies, a lot still goes into the bin when it could, well, go into people’s bellies. So when a restaurant owner in Kochi, India, saw a homeless woman eating from a trash can, she knew she had to do something. So Minu Pauline [...]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: #GiveAHandUp, Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Source of Hope: Banana Leaf Bags Changed Rwandan Woman’s Life

More than 20 years after the Rwandan genocide, people like Jacqueline Musabyimana are still reeling in the aftermath. ...With help from their local pastor, Jacqueline and other women from her church learned how to make products from banana leaf weaving. They honed their craft and began to build a community with each other through their art, creating beautiful jewelry, clothing, and [...]

By |January 21st, 2016|Categories: #GiveAHandUp, Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Source of Hope: Kenyan Children Plant 1000 Trees in Pope Francis Forest

Archbishop Martin Kivuva of Mombasa in Kenya has led hundreds of Loreto convent school children and their teachers in planting over 1000 trees at the convent’ school grounds now re-named “Pope Francis forest.” “We are naming this forest, ‘Pope Francis forest’ in honor of the Pope who has a great desire to see that Gods creation is taken care of [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: #GiveAHandUp, Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments