A few volunteers sat on a back porch brainstorming about how to raise emergency funds for Evan Moon, and his family, after his recent brain surgery, when the idea of “pass the baton” came. What if we bought some beautiful scrap wood and made a bunch of batons on another community member’s lathe? If friends “passed the baton” it would remind them to give towards the financial need and would engage them in the relay race too. We could track where the baton goes and team members could send in encouragement and hope to spur on the team. Everyone could give something, whether small or large, and as the team grew, so would the fun and the funds.
Woodcraft had the beautiful wood we hoped for and the lathe spun the scraps into a treasure. The baton beckons you to hold it, to feel it’s smoothness, to dream of how many hands can touch it, and to grasp why we really are better together.
We hope baton adventures will begin for all our ministry partners, for our adoptive families, for emergency needs, for our monthly food ministry and our staff support. Read more at Start Your Own.