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  1. 1. Eddie Struckman<br />Founder of Seed a Need<br />
  2. 2. Struckman- Ordinary Person<br />Born and raised in St. Louis<br />Single mother w/ limited income<br />Mother selfless and giving and help to others<br />Mother his own hero; follow her footsteps<br />He loves helping others<br />Family very important<br />
  3. 3. Struckman- Ordinary Person<br />Graduated high school in ‘89<br />Married to high school sweetheart<br /> for 17 yrs<br />3 daughters<br />Community college<br />University of Missouri – Columbia<br />No degree; indecisive<br />
  4. 4. Why Seed a Need?<br /><ul><li>Founded in July 2009 at Cardinal’s opening day
  5. 5. Non-profit organization/cause
  6. 6. Christian based
  7. 7. People want to help
  8. 8. Time/Effort/Imagination
  9. 9. Web-based program
  10. 10. Desire for world-wide change</li></li></ul><li>Why Seed a Need?“ ‘Pay it Forward’ on steroids”<br /><ul><li>Inspiration from Pay it Forward movie
  11. 11. Pay It Forward
  12. 12. Tangible chain of helping people from a single act of kindness
  13. 13. Verbal commands are neglected or forgotten
  14. 14. We are human and forget/get busy
  15. 15. Need reminder and accountability
  16. 16. Promotes gratification, good feelings, kindness</li></li></ul><li>Card System<br /><ul><li>Order a card
  17. 17. Identification number and instructions
  18. 18. Give card to someone after you do a deed
  19. 19. Enter unique identification number online
  20. 20. Report deed done to you/Intend to do
  21. 21. Track the trail
  22. 22. So on and so on…</li></li></ul><li>Seeders<br /><ul><li>Army of helpers
  23. 23. Spread self-less acts of kindness
  24. 24. People WANT to help others
  25. 25. Effort, determination, and cooperation
  26. 26. Conscious effort to find them
  27. 27. Don’t expect deed in return; just “Your Turn”
  28. 28. Change a life for the better
  29. 29. Put people first</li></li></ul><li>Future Outlook of Seed a Need<br />Washington, California, Florida, New York, Iraq and Afghanistan<br />“My ultimate goal is simple:  to get the cause to go global and eventually be taught or introduced in as many schools, businesses, churches and households that I possibly can in the world”<br />“As corny as it may sound, I believe that every card that gets passed on makes the world a better place”<br />Zero cost and zero profit<br />
  30. 30. Deeds<br />Ideas<br /><ul><li>Speak in schools, churches, and businesses
  31. 31. Lemonade stand
  32. 32. Raise money/supplies for soldiers
  33. 33. School supplies for foster kids
  34. 34. Charities
  35. 35. Fritz’s Frozen Custard
  36. 36. Pay for next car wash
  37. 37. Pay for next meal at drive-thru
  38. 38. Help unload groceries
  39. 39. Shovel snow for a stranger
  40. 40. Help someone on the side of the road
  41. 41. ???</li></li></ul><li>NVC<br /><ul><li>Observe the situation
  42. 42. Feel____ and want to help them
  43. 43. Realize their needs
  44. 44. Meet their needs by helping them____
  45. 45. Request they remember act of kindness and do it upon another
  46. 46. Receiving empathetically – shoes
  47. 47. Defeats ethnocentrism
  48. 48. Challenges our fears/hate to become compassionate
  49. 49. Satisfaction of giving to others, unselfishly from our heart meets one of human nature’s most basic needs.</li></li></ul><li>*Doesn’t take any talent/skill*Any age*Achievable for anyone*Universal*Contagious<br />“The premise behind universal responsibility is the simple fact that, in general terms, all others’ desires are the same as mine.”- 14TH Dalai Lama<br />
  50. 50. We are all ordinary people, and we can all make a difference by one simple act of kindness – Eddie Struckman<br />Seed a Need website<br />

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