Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kids helping Kids

I am always amazed by the power of "Kids helping Kids". I see the impact that my girls have had in Kyrgyzstan, and one of the best teams that we have ever had in Kyrgyzstan with us was a team of a dozen kids. There is just something special that happens and it is not just those that travel that amaze me. I know kids that make and sell greeting cards and others that raise chickens and sell eggs. We have had children organize and host family fun days and lemonade stands.. yard sales, and even asked friends to donate to the kids in KG rather then receive birthday presents.. It all comes down to a deep down understanding that if we all do our part the world can be a much better place. Just yesterday,
Bekah was speaking to a group of about 30 students who where interested in what they could do.So its only fitting that our first stop on our US Tour will be to speak at a school in NYC. There are some pretty special kids at this school. Kids that have demonstrated an eagerness to reach out to the less fortunate around them. They have a challenge that they are putting out there for the rest of you.. That is " To let no one look down on you because of your youth" They want see what they can do.To encourage this philanthropic spirit , we are creating the
"Saint Rose Birthday challenge"
The idea is that along with other fundraising, when having a birthday, they can ask their friends to donate to the fund on their behalf. This can be done by clicking on the link on the side of the blog. If you would like , you can print the certificate below to put in a card.

As the funds come in to this account, they will be used for everything from birthday parties to operations , to food hampers, and everything in between.., but the common factor will be
"Kids helping Kids"
As the funds in this account are used to bring hope and dignity to the less fortunate, we will post updates here, and mark them with a this small logo on the blog post.

In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together;
the leopard will lie down with the baby goat.
The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion,
and a little child will lead them all.

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