Dec 10, 2019 7:00 AM
Maggie Lyons
Charity Reimagined

As Rotarians, we strive to make a difference with our charitable giving.  But what if some of our charitable efforts are merely helping people cope while eroding their dignity and creating unhealthy dependency?  Charity Reimagined is dedicated to asking this question because the needs are real, and it is not whether to deploy resources, but HOW to deploy resources.  “If we give without understanding the person's real need and how we can best help them, we can easily end up wasting our money or even harming the person we are trying to help.  Often, well-intentioned ‘helping’ creates a cycle of dependency and strips recipients of their dignity."   Maggie Lyons, of Charity Reimagined, will be Sunrise Rotary Club’s guest speaker on December 10 at which time she will share her organization’s approach for rethinking the charity paradigm -- a “hand up” as opposed to a “hand out."  Come in from the cold, warm your hands on a hot cup of “Joe,” down a great breakfast, and join us for an informative meeting.