THE WISHING WELL
One song can spark a moment, one flower can wake the dream. One tree can start a forest, one bird can herald Spring.
One smile begins a friendship, one handclasp lifts a soul. One star can guide a ship at sea, one word can frame the goal.
One vote can change a nation, one sunbeam lights a room. One candle wipes out darkness, one laugh will conquer gloom.
One step must start each journey, one word must start each story. One hope will raise a spirit, one touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with wisdom, one heart can know what's true. One life can make a difference, you see, it's up to you!
- poem, Ashish Ram
Based upon a poem by Ashish Ram, the words of this song impart the notion that even a single person can effect change and make a difference. That all ideas, big or small, have the potential to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world.
#Project: The Wishing Well
We started MapleWishes with the hope of inspiring others to support causes important to them. Different issues are important to different people and there are innumerable worthy causes being campaigned for in incredible and unique ways. To this end, MapleWishes is happy to offer micro-grants of $500 each to service campaigns initiated by our peers and centered around causes that they are intrinsically motivated to pursue.
We hope this exercise empowers others our age to identify issues of importance and responsibilizes them to be part of the solution.
June 2018: Music Heals
Sept. 2018: The Kyle Mackay Support Initiative
March 2019: The San Miguel Open Sky Museum
Sept. 2019: Giving Gertie
June 2020: CU Smile
July 2020: The CISSSO Covid-19 Project
August 2020: Bridging Borders Ottawa
September 2020: The Back to School Supplies Bank
November 2020: AllySquared