Mission Directs ethos is best summed up by the story of the little boy who saw thousands of dying starfish on a beach. He started to pick them up and throw them back in the sea. “What are you doing?” his mother asked – “How can you hope to make any difference here?” The boy looked in his mother’s eyes and said “Well, I made a difference to that one and that one…”
Like that little boy, every Mission Direct volunteer has an opportunity to improve individual lives. During two life-changing weeks, whether it is building a home for a poor family, a classroom for children hungry to learn or, a shelter for a disabled person, one by one, different acts of kindness make a powerful impact to every individual in need.