Mind The Gap Worldwide

Signs in London’s underground remind passengers to “Mind the Gap”. The warning signs alert subway riders to the real danger of falling in the space or “gap” between the subway platform and train.

 

Millions living in developing countries are struggling and suffering in a socioeconomic gap that, with assistance, is possible to overcome.

Mind the Gap Worldwide (MTGW) is a nonprofit organization founded to alert everyone, not just unwary tube passengers, to the good that can be done to help people living without basic necessities.

 

MTGW founder Kathy McFarland said, “Our goal is to help bridge the gap for people struggling to provide for their families.” In order to close the gap, MTGW’s focus is securing basic necessities for life. McFarland said everyone should have access to:

 

  • clean water

  • food

  • clothing

  • shelter

  • education

  • health care

 

MTGW’s first project is helping people in Nepal but McFarland said the nonprofit’s mission is a global one, with a pilot homeless voucher system under consideration in the United States.

 

Mother Teresa once said, “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if the drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of the missing drop.” McFarland said, "It's easy to feel like you can not make a difference in the world, but if you think of your community as a bucket rather than an ocean, you suddenly see the drops adding up, and pretty soon the bucket is overflowing!"