The expression “Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.” appears in a 1911 newspaper article quoting newspaper editor Tess Flanders discussing journalism and publicity. It’s believed that the modern use of the phrase stems from an article by Fred R. Barnard in the advertising trade journal Printers’ Ink, promoting the use of images in advertisements that appeared on the sides of streetcars.
If you were to compare pictures of Bread of Life a year ago with the facility today, you would be amazed at how different it looks. But more impressive than the outward changes, is what is taking place on the inside.
As the emergency shelter season, November 1 thru March 31, ends in less than two weeks, we see more success in getting people off the street than we have ever seen before.
Our advocates have spent quality time with each guest and their efforts and genuine concern has paid off with a high percentage of individuals finding work and a place to stay. We are so appreciative of the hundreds of volunteers from all over North County, who give of their time, energy, and resources to help those who have fallen on hard times.
It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words. The words of truth and love spoken into our guests, has produced dramatic change in many lives this year.