Why Sparkle and Rise was Founded ?
The StarFish Story:
One step towards changing the world
By Peter Straube Early one morning, an old man was walking along the seashore after a big storm and found the beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see.
The old man noticed a small boy bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young boy replied “The tide has washed the starfish up onto the beach, and they can’t return to the sea by themselves. When the sun gets high, they will die unless I throw them back into the water.” The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t be able to make much of a difference.”
The boy picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”