Last Tuesday, March 22, 2011, Glenn Beck laid out an idea to his audience. The idea: a flash mob of kindness that would take place on April 21, 2011. The “flash mob” would essentially be gathering a group of people together, such as a 9/12 or Tea Party group—in our case, Future Voices of America and anyone who would like to join us—collecting canned food and other non-perishable food items, and finding someone in need to give them to.
That’s the concept, but now it is up to us to organize it and get it done. Beck doesn’t want this to be his “thing.” Much like the 9/12 project, he provided an idea, if we think it is a good one it’s our responsibility to make it happen.
Future Voices of America thinks it is an excellent idea, so we’re going to pitch it too. We don’t have definite locations yet or a set plan, but we have a few ideas in mind. We’d like to find a government funded location, or a few locations, in the Atlanta area, where we can find individuals or families in need. Depending on how much we can collect or raise, here is the plan: We would like to fill grocery bags with enough can goods and non-perishable food items for a few a meals, and give each bag or a couple of bags to a person or family that could use them. It’s as simple as that. We want people to know there is somewhere else to look when you’re in need, and unlike the government, we come with compassion.
As conservatives, we make a point to stand up for limited government. In doing that, it means we don’t believe the government should be providing mass handouts when people struggle, but more importantly, it means that we are there for our neighbors when they struggle. You can’t stand for lower taxes and against government handouts if you aren’t involved in charity. Private charity has the ability to put government “charity” out of business. When our neighbors are struggling it is our job to provide charity when it’s needed, have compassion for each other, give hand-up when we can, and most importantly, instill a little hope.
You don’t have to live in the Atlanta area or be a member of an organization to be a part of this. All it takes is a few people and some groceries. There are plenty of people in every community that could use a little help right now. If you are interested in joining Future Voices of America in Atlanta on April 21, 2011 or making a donation, or if would like to network /share ideas for this event in a community outside of our area, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you! Spread the word!