We saw children walking around with either just a dirty t-shirt on, no underwear, pants, socks, or shoes, or they had no clothing at all. They lived in little house with no doors on them. They looked as if they only had one or two rooms to them, so the people probably slept on the ground. If they had access to clean water at all, it came from rain water, a well, or they had to purchase bottled water.
I saw a dog burning in a pile of trash. It probably died because of starvation. You know those children that they show on commercials that are starving, and either their stomachs are distended or they are so skinny that you can see their skeleton. We saw that up close and personal. I honestly felt as though I wanted to get out of the car and help them. But, I couldn't, as I probably would have never left, and I wouldn't be there today to tell you about it.
World Vision's Gift Catalog is a gift that will give to others and keep giving, not just for a day a year! Through World Vision's Gift Catalog you can receive a gift for yourself or someone else along with helping a child or family in need. You can choose a gift like the Prosperity Cinnamon which I received, or you can just choose to give a donation. When you choose a gift, your donation is tax deductible minus the fair value amount of the gift. Such as, the Prosperity Cinnamon is $85 and you would take off $19 for the fair market value. The rest is tax deductible. There are varying gift amounts from $10 and up, just click on the left side of the page for gifts in the amount that you would like to give. For your $10.00, you can choose to help children right here in the United States!
For only $25, you can give Two Chickens.
For $35, you can Help a Girl go to School!
For $100, you can give a goat and two chickens.
You can also choose amounts to give clean water, medical care, and many other things.
If you would be interested in sponsoring a child, you can do so HERE! It only costs $35 a month to sponsor a child, and it's very rewarding!
Above is Wendy, she is 6 years old, and lives in Columbia! It would be so great if someone would sponsor her, or a child like her! That someone could be You!
For about $1 a day, you'll provide children in need with access to life-saving basics like:
What would happen if we all taught our children that the world doesn't revolve around them, their friends, family, and school, but the world is much, much bigger than they thought? What would happen if we stopped giving our children so many material things, but taught them how to help and give to others? What if we took them to poverty stricken areas in the U.S., or to India (where my husband and I have seen the worst poverty ever, and you don't forget what you saw, ever)? What a wonder world we would be creating for our children, and our grandchildren, and so on!
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Disclosure: I received a Prosperity Cinnamon Box from World Vision in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.