Thursday, October 07, 2010

The power of an Every Day Philanthropist

I often talk about the power we have when we recognize that we do not need to be Bill Gates or Opera Winfree to make a difference.  Benjamin sings a song that he wrote called "We are in this Together" ... He sang this for a group of kids when he was here... After singing it he explained the meaning to it.. He shared how if we all do a little , the great things can be done,.. By recognizing that we are all in this together we can fix so many of the problems in the world around us.  He then asked the kids what they could do together to change the world around them.  They all looked blank at him... then they started... "We are too young to make a difference" , " We need to wait for a new government, and hopefully they will do something " Others said "We do not have the skills, maybe one day we will have what it takes to do something." the comments went on, but I am sure you get the idea... I realized at that moment that we have just scratched the surface when it comes to bringing HOPE... you see these kids live with out hope.. We will begin some projects involving these kids, and show them that they can make a difference... The interesting thing was that these kids are some of the more privileged kids in the village..A few days later, we were back out with Larisa doing some fallow up stories for it was a real contrast. We visited with people who knew and understood HOPE. they knew first hand the power of an Everyday Philanthropist... some of them are alive today because of this help.. others have been rescued from more horrific things then we could even imagine..again supporters were there when it mattered... to view the whole storey of many of those helped by Everyday Philanthropists, you simply must go to  and have a look...
  Over the next few days, we will be uploading some new dreams from those that we have been working with here. people that need to know that they are not alone... Thank you for being there.. thank you so much that you understand "We are in this together". 

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