Looking for Meaningful Holiday Gifts? Look No Further!
Give the gift that keeps on giving and support a child’s education through your support of Odyssey.
Make a gift in honor of a teacher or loved one and spread cheer this holiday season.
Honorary recipients will receive a card recognizing the gift made in their honor as well as a copy of the starfish parable below.
$15 Provides Lunch for one Scholar
$20 Provides Two Books
$25 Provides Transportation on One Field Trip
$30 Provides One Session of Tutoring
$50 Provides School Supplies
The Starfish Parable
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy hurriedly picking up and gently throwing things into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, “Young man, what are you doing?”
The boy replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
The man laughed to himself and said, “Don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make any difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bends down, picked up another starfish, and threw it into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said, “I made a difference to that one.”
Story adapted from Loren Eisley