My kids are well aware of my foundation, Point Hope, which intends to help less fortunate children living in the Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana. When they learned about kids their own age who have very little, they started giving up old toys and books and clothes to my cause. My heart melted when Zacky gave up a week's worth of allowance to the kids who, according to him, need it more than he does. I was so proud of his generosity and the fact that I didn't have to suggest a thing!
Kids get it, and now is the time to teach them the value of a giving heart and how they can make a difference. How would your family like to give the gift that keeps giving to another family in need? World Vision offers a program where you can purchase two chickens for $25, and those chickens will produce eggs for a hungry family all year long. You can also choose to purchase goats for milk, alpacas for wool, and oxen for the plow. Go to www.WorldVision.org to learn more about this wonderful gift opportunity.
According to a national organization called Feeding America, the hunger problem is widespread here at home too, affecting one in eight people in America. On its Web site, www.FeedingAmerica.org, the organization gives us Hunger 101 with alarming statistics and facts about hunger and who is affected by it. Thru Feeding America, every dollar goes a long way to feed families in need.