Years ago when I was a child, I would canvass door to door with my sister for a charity for cancer research. Many times we would hear, `My husband gave at the office`as a reason for not donating. Whether they had or hadn`t I was never sure, but I know today that offices do fundraise for charities and workers are happy to participate.
Recently, with the Haitian earthquake disaster, a friend mentioned that one of the doctor`s at the hospital where she works was asking people to sponsor him in a swim for Haiti. He raised over $1,000. Another office raised almost $1,000 in a fundraising effort they organized. The old adage `every little bit helps`, really does. Imagine how much we could raise if everyone contributed in some small way from door to door, office to office and nation to nation.
As a new grandmother to a one year old, it breaks my heart to see the young children left without family and home. It is so sad, because you know children so young have no idea what is going on. All they want is to be taken care of and be loved by someone.
There was one particular group of orphan children that was brought to our attention by a Canadian news reporter. These children, who are under five years old, were fending for themselves on the street because the orphanage collapsed. But for the charity of an old woman who came to feed them, they had no one.
Please give as you are able for the care of the children of Haiti. Agencies such as World Vision are on the ground now helping where they can.