It's rare to find a fruit in cold and dark times, so be one. Reaching out to those around the world in need of refuge, encouragement, health and guidance. Started by Mercedes Shepherd.
With Be A Fruit Foundation, the hope is to reach out to others who are in need of necessities, support and guidance. We want to provide others with not only health and wellness facilities, but access to shelter, comfort and a place where they can safely call home. The world we live in
is harsh, and many of us have gone through horrific situations and many of us feel alone. We want to change that by bringing people together, encouraging and strengthening those who have been weaken, and show them how powerful they are and their lives can be.
We've started by sharing words of encouragement on our blog page, which is attached to this website. Every donation, no matter how small, goes to building health services and shelters. If you cannot donate, the littlest thing you can do is share our blog posts with those who may need encouragement. We want to impact others in any way we can, and sharing our posts is the first step to building this foundation. You can also support by following Be A Fruit Foundation on social media (Social Media links are at the bottom of this page).
Be A Fruit Foundation is based on a book called Cherry Christmas by Mercedes Shepherd. The book follows a girl named Cherry, who unfortunately discovers how hard things can be at such a young age. Despite her naivety and lack of understanding, she attempts to make a difference. Though a Christmas-ish story, Cherry Christmas can be read and enjoyed at any time of year.
When Cherry moves to Gratta Town, she realizes that many people have it hard. She attempts to reach out by designing a Christmas ornament of a cherry to help raise money for a nearby homeless shelter. As an adult, I know Cherry would grow up to become someone who would create a foundation with the same principles. Going along with Cherry's mission, Be A Fruit Foundation challenges you to also be a fruit in cold and dark times.