Children are our Future
I totally believe in helping others and being kind to everyone. It seems like everyone is asking for something now a days. I can donate $1 at check out at the market or text to donate or even give online with one click. If I gave money to everything out there I would have to ask for money. Obviously I don’t, but I do have causes that are near and dear to my heart. My mom passed away from Breast Cancer and I spent time in Africa and saw the starving children so I feel a connection to both causes.
After spending time in Africa it made me realize that here in America we have plenty and much more than some of their folks that are better off than others. That’s when I checked out UNICEF. UNICEF stands for the United Nations Children’s Fund and they are the world’s leading advocate for children. They are on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. They also work in emergency relief and on longer term development projects for children. You can give a one time gift or give a monthly donation.
Did you know that UNICEF has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization? I’d say that’s pretty fantastic. They are different from other organizations in two main ways. First, they are one of the largest organizations that specifically focuses on children’s development, children in emergencies and children’s rights. Second they are an intergovernmental organization (IGO). This means that they work in formal partnerships with different governments and have a greater access to and influence with those governments on programs for children.
It’s a great cause and children are our future so it just makes sense.