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What Will Be Your Legacy?

MaryBy Rose Mason

Last week, I received a letter from Bread for the World member Mary Murphy. Let me tell you about her.

Mary is a college lecturer who travels to a tiny village in rural Bolivia each summer to teach math to poor residents there. Not only is she giving back in the most extraordinary way by educating those less fortunate, but she is also a faithful supporter of Bread and a member of the Baker's Dozen — our monthly giving program. She is — in a word — amazing.

As Mary reflected on her time in Bolivia, she very poignantly revealed her desire to leave behind a legacy of altruism. Her words stayed with me, reminding me of how I came to this work in the first place and why Bread’s work to end hunger is so incredibly powerful.

"I want to be remembered as having made a positive difference in the lives of my family members and my students, both here in the U.S. and in Bolivia. Through my actions on behalf of those who struggle with hunger and poverty, I am part of Bread for the World, and I love knowing that we are united in this mighty chorus of voices for good."

I love knowing that, too. And I know that as one of our loyal supporters, you have that same desire to join this mighty chorus.

This April, we are looking to add 40 new Baker's Dozen members to the chorus in honor of Bread’s 40 years of working together to end hunger.

Please consider joining Mary and me as a Baker’s Dozen member through your monthly donation before April 30.

Together, we can make a difference for good. We can end hunger, but only if we all chime in. Please consider joining the Baker's Dozen monthly giving program today.

Rose Mason is the Baker's Dozen program coordinator at Bread for the World.

Photo: Mary with students at Campesina de Carmen Pampa in Bolivia. (Courtesy of Mary Murphy)


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