“I want to live for something. I don’t want to live to get charity foodBetty Smith, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
to give me enough strength to go back to get more charity food.”
People can find themselves in situations they didn’t create. Poverty is one. If this issue speaks to you, there are different approaches to depending on how you want to help and when. You might be more interested in making the world better by:
- Feeding hungry people today, or
- Ending the causes of hunger by enabling self-reliance through resources, education and opportunities
Each has merits.
About Betty Smith
The quote comes from the 1943 novel A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, which is Betty Smith’s semi-autobiographical account of her life growing up in Brooklyn. She wrote about the struggles of living in poverty and the importance of family and community. Smith’s novel was a critical and commercial success, and it was adapted into a movie in 1945.
Living is giving
You can support the causes you care about in different ways. One way is by making a charitable donation as part of your estate planning. Learn how Will Power helps you include a gift to charity as part of your legacy.