Helping the Children Grow
By Janit Calvo
December 1, 2009.
“Teach them well, and let them lead the way.”
I believe the children are our future. I know it sounds corny, but, after weighing all the variables, I’m supporting the children.
Over a month ago, I was looking for a charity that my business can adopt so I can start to give back. I’m thankful that I am at a point where I can give back, and I really felt that this was an important decision to make.
I think it says a lot about a business, and the person behind the business, as to where they put their charity dollars.
And I was torn. It seem like everybody needed help.
How do you start deciding who to help when there is so much need out there?
Rescue animals? I love animals and I could completely side with any kind of animal cause, but think for a minute about ‘who’ they are being rescued from.
The homeless? This was also a close one for me because I could never live without a home base, and my heart really goes out to this cause. But, where does the (mis)understanding of homelessness truly start?
The earth? It desperately needs our help, but, you know, it’s not the earth that needs the help it’s the people living on the earth. This planet will continue regardless of what we do to it, it’s the human race that needs to be saved. Where does that start?
Seniors? Yes, definitely. But why are they even needing help in the first place? Why aren’t there enough resources, care and love to take care of them?
All these questions, in my humble opinion, boil down to one thing: If we bring our children up right, they will do right. For some, this isn’t easy, I can understand that, and that’s why I decided to “give back” to Save the Children.
Save the Children is an organization that has been around since I was a child – I remember the bake sales, and the chocolate bar campaigns each year through my school, or my Girl Scout club. I find it more than reassuring that they are still here, and doing good – at it looks like they are stronger than ever.
Save the Children creates lasting change both here in the United States, and throughout the World, because their focus is the children. They know that if they bring the kids up right, they will do right and that’s how they can create “lasting change.”
They are an organization that we can trust: 92% of all donations are directed to the program services and not into the pockets of the administrators. (After all, do keep in mind this season, non-profit is big business – grrrr.) And their mission is to create lasting, positive change for children in need not only abroad, but here in the US.
And I’m proud to announce that Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center is donating 15% off all sales for the month of December. Make your shopping dollars really count this season.
Find SaveTheChildren.org on all your favorite social media streams too. Join their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter. Support this great cause where, and when you can, to help them create the change that will last.