Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Wishful Wednesday: Charitable Giving
'I wish' .... I had never-ending funds to donate to ______ charity!
I would donate to World Vision and/or Compassion International.
World Vision is close to my heart because my husband's band supports World Vision through some of their t-shirt sales. WV has a program where you can actually buy farm animals to give to families in impoverished villages. Find the 01 (the band's name) comes from Luke 15:4, where Jesus is telling about the shepherd who will leave the 99 sheep to go Find the One lost sheep. It was a natural fit for the guys to decide to donate proceeds from their t-shirt sales to World Vision to help buy sheep for families in these villages. World Vision is also a program for child-sponsorship, much like Compassion.
And if you don't read Kristen's blog, you need to! Kristen traveled to Africa last month with Compassion, and it changed her life. I can't help but want to support a ministry that makes such a big impact on people's lives.
Both of these charities allow families to spend a small amount of money each month (less than $40) to provide food, shelter, clothing and education for children in some of the poorest parts of the world. Sponsors also write letters and send small gifts to their "kids," and many times, a life-long relationship is born of the sponsorship role. If I had never-ending funds, I would most certainly support these two organizations endlessly.
Head on over to The Seattle Smith's to link up!