As I share the good works of a variety of non-profit organizations and charities, it becomes clear how most people in our community wish to help others in one way or another. But help is needed everywhere and one can’t be there for them all. Most times you are able to find a good cause, join charity organizations by request, and even pick favorites. However, there are times when you are shown the way without having even thought about it. That was how I came across my favorite prayer – albeit a self-invented one!

“Dear God, if I can be of help to anyone, anywhere, you show me the way.”

My personal prayer has led me to places I never knew about and helped me to reach out to the most unlikely people in need. Each and every time, the satisfaction of such discovery doubles the joy of giving.

Here is one that not too many people know about. Yet this is where single mothers, refugees, and women from around the world find jobs, shelters, and are enabled to support not only themselves but also a family. I personally have enjoyed their art, jewelry, and other handiworks and am thrilled to be connected.

Help is not in what you give when asked, it is what you can offer to those whose pride has hushed their voices. As Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get, but make a life by what we give.” Please join me in a fundraiser for Women’s Empowerment International, meet unique people, and make a difference in someone’s life.

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Zohreh Ghahremani

Author, speaker and painter Zohreh (Zoe) Ghahremani

Zoe is working on numerous new books, public speaking and working on paintings, living by her motto that “life is short, but the road is wide!”

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