Every single one of us can make a difference in these difficult times. How we go about inter-acting with others in our community, on social media and the world around us can have a profound impact. The impact can be negative, or it can be positive. I want to introduce you to Chris Bilyk, a sober person in addiction recovery and what he used his stimulus check to do.
Chris decided that other people needed help more than he did. He took the funds and used it to build out a website. You can check it out on www.stateofgratitudeusa.com. He’s designed t-shirts with his logo “State of Gratitude”. You can purchase t-shirts on his website and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to needy individuals and/or organizations, in the addiction recovery field.
On its website, State of Gratitude shares its philanthropic vision:
“Individuals coming out of rehabilitation treatment facilities often have been out of work for a lengthy period of time, typically around 30-90 days, and have had little to no income during that time. Coupled with the burden of bills and other expenses, this can seem like a crippling and daunting situation to anyone fresh on a new path to sobriety.
Here at State of Gratitude, we want to help facilitate a fluid transition from treatment to the outside world lessening unnecessary stress to help you focus on getting back on your feet. Whether you use the money for sober living expenses, groceries, or a cell phone bill, we are here for you.”
Good for you Chris. You are a role model for putting the needs of others before yourself. If it’s true that you cannot keep what you have without giving it away, you are golden. Support Chris and State of Gratitude by visiting his website: www.stateofgratitudeusa.com I bought a shirt and cannot wait to wear it. Make sure to spread the message about Chris and what he is doing. Small acts of kindness add up…