This spring I had the opportunity to listen to a child choir from Africa that did tours to raise awareness on the struggles of children in Africa. http://www.watoto.com/home The Watoto organization invited participants who listened to the group to consider sponsoring a child each month to assist them with education and housing. My girls were immediately interested in having Dad sponsor a child and support this important cause. I asked them if they were interested in donating $5 a month each to the cause, and if they were I would pay the difference. They were very receptive to the idea and each month now they bring me their financial contribution. I would hope its through these lessons that they develop into responsible adults that care for the world and others. I have already seen evidence of their good will this summer when they assisted a store owner whose store was broken into.
We all have a part to play, and whether it is done locally or internationally it makes no difference. The important part is that we somehow leave our mark on a social cause that we can be proud of as an individual.
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