Our Live Life Generously team is comprised of compassionate caregivers. For the 2018, they chose the following story as their inspiration.
A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.
She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”
The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one!”
The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved.
— Adapted from The Star Thrower
by Loren C. Eiseley
Philanthropy is defined as “the practice of giving money and/or time to help make life better for other people.” The spirit of Philanthropy is not about the amount you give, but your desire to help others by investing in your community to help those in need.
Mosaic Life Care Philanthropy supports the vision of Mosaic Life Care by providing the best and safest care by giving you the opportunity to connect to your philanthropic goals to help transform the way we deliver healthcare to the individuals, families and communities we serve. Your contribution helps us continue to provide more options and better outcomes for our patient through advancements in technology and expanded programs and services that focus on the whole patient and their needs both physically and spiritually.
As we move from health care to life care, as a donor you will be an integral part of helping us write countless success stories, one patient at a time.