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Representing 126 Billion dollars

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Yahoo News published a story this morning published online a story, “Forbes Photographs ‘Titans of Philanthropy‘” noting the group which represents $126 Billion dollars. How many of those photographed can you name? Honestly… I can name a few but not the entire group without help. My prayer for these people is that they give their money to good causes that genuinely promote the common good influenced by virtue.

In the Forbes photo, left to right: Warren Buffett,
Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Peter Peterson, Leon Black, Jon Bon
Jovi, Marc Benioff, David Rubenstein, Steve Case, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen,
Marc Andreessen

Connecticut Bike Project

bicycle.jpgThe Connecticut Bike Project
is a program that collects and distributes donated bicycles in good working
condition to financially challenged children and adults who need them. Besides
offering them to children for recreation the aim of the endeavor is to provide
needed transportation to work and for running errands to the economically
disadvantaged; individuals with physical or mental disabilities that prevent
them from driving, ex-offenders re-entering the workforce and other folks who
can’t afford a vehicle or are without licenses to drive

Consider hosting a
Bike-Drive at your parish! Please spread the word that bicycles are in need for
this project. Contact Mr. Brooks Sumberg to
schedule a drive in your parish or through your club or organization. He will
be there for the event and take the bikes the same day as the drive. All you
need to do is publicize the drive in your bulletins or newsletters. Maybe you
can make it a project for your Parish youth group or Confirmation class.

individual bikes can be dropped off
 at your convenience (at 96 Hillspoint Road, Westport, CT) but please call  the project
founder, Mr. Brooks Sumberg, at 203-293-4130 or by e-mail: bsumberg@earthlink.net.
If you know of a child or adult in need of a bike you may contact The Urban
Center at Saint Charles Borromeo
Parish in Bridgeport which has graciously
houses the project and serves as the distribution center.

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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