I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. Mother Teresa
Helping just one child get an education is a stone in the water. That little girl may become a doctor and save countless lives. She may raise children who are confident and accomplished. She may sit on the board of a non-profit that provides treatment for drug addicts. She creates her own ripples.
At the drug treatment center she helps run, a young man kicks his drug habit and returns home to be a good father to his children. His children, instead of becoming juvenile delinquents, finish high school. One of the boys takes a break between high school and college to volunteer with the Peace Corp and helps build a school in an African village.
A child in that village’s school discovers that she loves science. She gets accepted into a scientific research university where she discovers a vaccine for HIV and saves millions of people from contracting this disease.
Give, because you’re creating ripples which create more ripples, and that will change the world.