I recently was reading email in my parked car. A car pulled up near me. A young and pretty woman got out. Pale and thin, she looked tense. An older woman had driven her. She looked very sad.
They started unloading a few plastic bags of clothing and children’s toys. It wasn’t much. The young woman was moving into an old brick building. At the end, the two women hugged for a very long time. The older woman started to cry.
The scene hit me hard, and so, I called around and ended up meeting the director of a program called “Genesis II”. I learned that the building houses mothers who are homeless, single, and addicted to alcohol and/or drugs. They stay at this residential center to undergo rehab, and by doing so, they don’t lose their children to foster care. They are fighting personal demons to keep their children.
For a living, I work with entrepreneurs, who take great risks and try to do better. I find these young mothers to be quintessential entrepreneurs. Rather than giving up and abandoning their children, out of love, and with great courage, they have resolved to begin a new life.
Isn’t that true entrepreneurship?
I know you’re always hit for contributions. I know the economy is very tough. But, if you feel so moved, please consider donating to the “Genesis II” program. Due to state budget cuts, the program is running a deficit this year.