Tossing a Starfish Charity – Why?
This short story sums up what we try to achieve through TASC Madagascar.
I was walking along the beach one day. I saw a man bending over picking up starfish on the shore and was throwing them back into the sea.
I asked him, “Why are you throwing those starfish back into the sea?” He replied, “The tide is going out, the sun is hot, and if I don’t, they will die here.” I asked him why he was doing this; the few he threw back wouldn’t make any difference.
The man paused with a starfish in his hand. He looked at it, and then he tossed the starfish out to sea and said, “I have made a difference to that one.”