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Did you catch those numbers in the video? 1 in 110 children have autism. When did those numbers get so high? What is causing these numbers to increase every year? No one has the answers but there is a way you can support families that so desperately need our help with just one click.
Day 266: Give 266
Since starting 365give many people have inspired me to keep on giving. Sharing people’s person stories and missions brings me so much happiness. I never new daily giving was going to be so rewarding. One of the people I have met is a women by the name of Tanaya. Her son Bryce has autism. Her sight Bubbles Make Him Smile shares great information about everything autism. She did a guest post for me on Day 217 sharing her story of autism. Today my give is in honour of Bubbles Make Him Smile and to all the mothers and fathers that feel isolated without the support or funding they need with just one click.
“The Autism Site is part of the GreaterGood Network, a family of click-to-give sites. When you click on the “Click Here to Give – it’s FREE!” button, you are shown advertisements from our sponsors. Sponsors pay an advertising fee, and 100% of that fee goes to our charity partners to provide therapy for children with autism.”
You can click once per day, every single day, 365 days of the year. Take 1 minute out of your day to click today and every day. Doesn’t get easier than this to make a commitment to giving every day.
Time Commitment: 30 seconds
“There are more than 78,000 children in the care of child welfare organizations across Canada. More than 30,000 of these children have parents whose parental rights have been terminated by the courts. What this usually means is that these children have no permanent family and will live in foster care or small institutional placements until they are legally of age.”
This a quote taken from Canada’s Waiting Kids. I am a parent of one of these children and an opportunity to give came up this morning to support older children waiting to be adopted with Philanthoper.
There are 500,000 children in foster care in the United States. Watch the video to see the facts of a child in care.
For just $1.00 you can change the world.
Give 264: Day 264
I had something else planned for my give today and then I got the daily Philanthroper give and it all changed. Their message hit home and I wanted to make sure I made my $1.00 donation to help children that are waiting far to long for a “forever family”.
I am an adoptive parent. I was blessed to bring my son come home at 11 weeks old from his foster mothers house. His parents gave him up at birth just a few hours after he was born. They called Children and Family Development (our local child welfare program) and told them to bring the papers to sign off their parental rights as they were leaving the hospital. This wasn’t a private or international adoption. My son could have been a child that never had the opportunity to have a forever family. He only spent a short time in foster care (11 weeks) with a wonderful foster mother that cared for him with all her love but it could have been very different. He could have been in foster care for most of his childhood. The challenges he could have faced would be a very long list. So many children in Canada and the US are in the “system” and all they really need is a family that is theirs forever.
“If we have a car accident…a surgery…who do we call?” asks Blechner. “We call our family.”
This quote was taken from Executive Director Maris Blechner who runs Family Focus Adoption Service in the US. I still call my parents for advice and help even at the age of 43. Today’s Philanthroper daily $1.00 give is to support this agency that is trying to get the often forgotten older kids a family. $1.00 could change the world one child at a time. It only lasts for one day so donate today.
Do you have an adoption story you would like to share with 365give? We would love to hear it. Leave a comment and share your story with us.
Time Commitment: 30 seconds
I love that people reach out to 365give and ask for support. I am honoured that so many organizations and individuals feel I am worthy of posting about their giving cause. One of my long time passions have been helping children in developing nations. I have had a dream that one day I will help open and support an orphanage in Africa. Heck, if I could I would adopt a child from Africa and give them a new life. Instead I do everything I can to support organizations that are making a huge difference to children that need our help. Whether it’s starting an orphanage, providing food, medical support or an education, I feel I am doing something to make a difference.
I recently got an email from a volunteer student intern by the name of Clair that is doing just that. Supporting an organization called Building Tomorrow that is helping children get an education in Africa. What better education and life lesson to learn while being a student. Lessons in compassion, understanding and philanthropy.
Day 262: Give 262
Did you know that the cost of putting 1 child in California through grades 1 – 7 is $42,416.00?
Did you know that the cost of putting 1 child in Uganda through grades 1 – 7 is $350?
That would mean that 121 children in Uganda could go to school and learn to read and write for the cost of just one in the US.
1) Donate Your Birthday Campaign: Claire asked her friends and family to join her Birthday Campaign she created right on the BT site and instead of gifts asked for a donation to support Building Tomorrow. She raised $170 that year.
2) Sit for Good: Have you ever thought about life without all the benefits that many of us have at our finger tips every day. Computers, phones, a desk, a pen or pencil. This is a great educational opportunity you can participate in at home, in your school or in your office. Take it all away for one day and see how life is for most of the children in Africa. It reminded Claire that we should not take for granted all the things that make our life so much easier.
Here are a few additional ways you can help spread the word and participate in fundraising events on your own or at school:
1) Sell Brick: $1:00 = 1 brick
…and, in time, that one brick turns into 24,000
…and 24,000 bricks builds a school
…and that school empowers a community
…and that community raises a generation
…and that generation can change the world
2) #IAMBT Campaign: On June 9th, Building Tomorrow started an awareness campaign asking followers and friends to change their Facecbook Profile Picture featuring their IAMBT logo. Long lasting awareness and support are the true building blocks for any not for profit organization. Will you show your support on FB?
3) Spread the Word: This is my give today. Whether you “Like” it on FB, Twitter your support @BldgTomorrow or email it to your friends and family let’s spread the word about Building Tomorrow. You may not donate today but you may tomorrow, or your friends may or a school may start a campaign.
Every child deserves the opportunity to be educated. Education will change their life and change our world. It will bring them opportunities to get themselves out of poverty and into a world of opportunity. Will you give a child a chance today?
Send us a comment how you will help support Building Tomorrow today.
Time Commitment: 1 hour spreading the word