|Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action.
is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. First, it
reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by
companies and organizations - and by individuals - to solve problems
and save lives both "down the street and around the world." Then it
urges us to seek out what each of us, "regardless of income, available
time, age, and skills," can do to help, to give people a chance to live
out their dreams.
Bill Clinton shares his own experiences and those of other givers,
representing a global flood tide of nongovernmental, nonprofit
activity. These remarkable stories demonstrate that gifts of time,
skills, things, and ideas are as important and effective as
contributions of money. From Bill and Melinda Gates to a six-year-old
California girl named McKenzie Steiner, who organized and supervised
drives to clean up the beach in her community, Clinton introduces us to
both well-known and unknown heroes of giving.
"We all have the capacity to do great things," President Clinton says.
"My hope is that the people and stories in this book will lift spirits,
touch hearts, and demonstrate that citizen activism and service can be
a powerful agent of change in the world.".
A. Knopf, 2004