A Simple Gesture Grows to Meet Needs of Local & National Food-Insecure Children—Read the Press Release

GREENSBORO, N.C.; March 10, 2021 – Members of the Board of Directors of A Simple Gesture, a Greensboro-based food collection and distribution organization, recently announced several important changes to its leadership team:   Murphy Sullivan has accepted the position Vice President & Executive Director. Her 20-plus year career helping nonprofit organizations build capacity, together with…

Mother-Son ASG Volunteer Duo Makes Spectrum News 1

Two of our star volunteers were featured in Spectrum News 1’s “Everyday Hero” segment! Jenna and Jamie Danis dedicated their free time during the pandemic to ending hunger in Guilford County, and their efforts included raising over $2000 for ASG with 16-year-old Jamie’s line of woodworking products. Click here for the full interview: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triad/news/2020/09/03/mother-son-duo-step-up-to-help-people-suffering-from-food-insecurity-

Guilford County Children Need Your Help

When schools closed on March 16th Guilford County Schools (GCS) and local food partners responded quickly, implementing “Grab and Go” models allowing parents to pick up meals in school parking lots or other community hubs; loading up school buses with meals and dropping them off at stops along neighborhood routes, as well as getting food…

“Do the Best You Can until You Know Better”

In the beginning… His name was Brandon. It was 1989 and I was a first-year teacher in an Early Childhood Special Education class. He had been removed from multiple preschools because his behavior was difficult to manage. He had beautiful, beseeching brown eyes with impossibly long lashes. I could not manage his behavior, either. He…

Look for the Helpers

Mr. Rogers’ Mom Was on to Something Fred Rogers’ mother comforted him when he was a child by challenging him to “Look for the helpers”, during a crisis. Mr. Rogers was a young boy in the 1930’s , when unemployment was high, the Dustbowl was driving farmers out of Oklahoma, and the news from Europe…

Physics or Math?

Greetings, Gesturers! Is this physics or simple math? I’ve been thinking a lot about how a part fits with a whole lately. Not as in ratio, but the Aristotelian thought that a whole is often greater a sum of its parts. Human beings are a great example: we’re made up of a collection of cells…