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The Urgency And Importance of Supporting Unfortunate Children Everywhere



Updated: 2017-06-25T06:48:47.436-04:00

 



Childrens Defense Fund-The Voice for All

2008-05-23T14:53:20.997-04:00

Below is an e-mail i received form the Children"s Defense Fund. I wanted to highlight the successful outcome of just one of the campaigns CDF brought to the attention of millions of people regarding a very important and vital issue, that if not for the voices of people like you and i, would have had a devastating effect on millions of families.

Dear Marie:

Good news! Your calls were counted — your voices were heard! Today the Senate passed legislation by a vote of 75-22 to delay seven harmful Bush Administration Medicaid regulations. These regulations jeopardize vital health services to millions of children, including children who are low-income, disabled, those with special health needs, and foster youth. Now the measure goes back to the House of Representatives for a vote after Memorial Day. Protecting Medicaid is a critical step in the Healthy Child Campaign to ensure every child and pregnant woman access to affordable, seamless, comprehensive health coverage and services. Find out how your Senator voted!

I would personally like to thank CDF for their ongoing dedication to families and children worldwide and to all of you who made your voices heard, Thank you, so much.



Child Alert System-Family Protection

2008-05-16T12:48:50.108-04:00

Did you know that nearly 800,000 children disappear each year?, that is one child, every 40 seconds and whether we choose to ignore these statistics and view them as something that happens to "other" people,the very sad reality is, that it can happen to any one of us, at any given time.

As parents, we do our best to protect and safeguard our children,in the hopes of assuring they will remain safe and secure.We try to educate them, as best we can on how to avoid the dangers that unfortunately are lurking on every corner, especially in today's society.

Childalertsystem confronts these very real statistics by offering parents and caregivers a way to be prepared in the event that their child goes missing.Childalertsystem provides many resources, such as:

*Storage of your child's information on a secure server
* Notifying contacts on something they call Kid Blast
*Storing your information on your hard drive

*Offering DNA analysis,identity and fingerprints kits.

* Working along side the proper authorities, trained to handle these types of situations.

No parent or caregiver should ever be forced to face these kinds of situations and my personal wish is that we never do, but,now, with Childalertsystem we can at least be prepared.



Education For All- Help Shape Their Future

2008-12-09T12:32:04.669-05:00

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Around the world, 72 million school-age children are not in school. The Education for All Act would commit the United States to investing in a comprehensive strategy to help these children get access to basic education, and break devastating cycles of poverty in the developing world.

I just took action with the ONE Campaign and asked my member of Congress to co-sponsor the Education for All Act. You can too, here:

http://www.one.org/edforall/?rc=efataf

By helping to shape their minds,we're helping to shape their future, resulting in a better world for all.



World Hunger Crisis- A Tragic Fact

2008-12-09T12:32:04.789-05:00

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In just 3 years , prices for the very basic staples of life ( wheat, rice ,corn) has risen by an unbelievable, 83%

For people living in developing countries, being able to afford enough food to feed their families is a daily struggle.
A very sad and deplorable fact was reported by the N.Y.Times, stating that people living in Haiti,are eating cakes of mud, mixed with a little sugar and oil, just to attempt to rid themselves of hunger pangs.

If immediate action isn't taken,to stop this upward spiral of food prices, 100 million people around the world,already living in poverty, will find themselves more impoverished than they already are.Not to mention the hundreds of thousands who will be forced to confront, famine and starvation .

The One org has more than 100,000 petition signers, who have urged President Bush to solve this hunger crisis
by making it a top priority on his agenda at a summit meeting in Japan, this July.

All of us can take part in helping One reach their new goal of 200,000 petition signers,urging the
President to rally and take emergency action against hunger.

Won't you please take the time to sign this petition and help fight this world hunger
crisis? One.org



Feed My Starving Children-Volunteer-Donate

2008-12-09T12:32:04.979-05:00

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Feedmystarvingchildren needs volunteers to hand pack meals for starving children.They provide a team building environment, for people of all ages to join together for this urgent and all to common cause.In 2007 alone, 175,000 people have done their part by volunteering to help in this very worthy cause.

The meals will be shipped to over 50 countries all around the world,offering real help in combating hunger for these precious young ones.

You can make a real difference in the life of a child, by volunteering to pack meals at one of FMSC locations.

Also, if you'd like to make a small or large donation to this program,95% of all donations, will go directly to these food programs. For more information and to learn all the details on how you can help starving children now,visit their website Here



Help Stamp Out Hunger

2008-12-09T12:32:05.125-05:00

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On Saturday, May 10, Campbell Soup Company will join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to Stamp Out Hunger! across America . Now in its 16 th year, the Stamp Out Hunger! effort is the nation's largest single-day food drive, having collected more than 836 million pounds of food since its inception in 1993.

To help Stamp Out Hunger! this year, simply leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on May 10. Food items should be in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans. The nation's 230,000 letter carriers will then collect donations from homes across the country and deliver them to food bank members of America 's Second Harvest – The Nation's Food Bank Network and other hunger relief organizations in more than 10,000 local communities.

Please visit the website for all the details Here



Mercy Corp- Let Youth Speak Out

2008-03-27T15:24:07.300-04:00

Do you know a young person who'll stand at the forefront in the fight for a better world?

Mercy Corp' Global Citizen Corps is looking for teenagers who'll be in High School next year to help build awareness of global issues among their peers.

To learn more and or to apply, go to www.globalcitizencorp.org

Let your youngsters know, the major impact they can have in the fight to end Global poverty.



Glupod Game- Help Change The World

2008-12-09T12:32:05.318-05:00

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Glupod is the first online video game that offers players the chance to save the world.The official launch date for Glupod, is May 31st 2008.But if you visit the website now and refer 5 friends, you will receive your own Glupod angel for free.You can also sign up for their newsletter delivered to your e-mail address immediately upon request. In my opinion,this is truly an innovative and worthwhile concept, besides a really fun way to change the world.

Features:* Choose your unique glupod angel.
* Choose a child for your glupod to sponsor:
-a real child from a 3rd world country
-or, a green child to help earth
* Find other glupods online to play against and earn glucs, the currency of life.
* Recycle your glucs to send your child real money and support!
* Save a child’s life, help the planet and have fun while doing so

Benefits:* A variety of glupod species to fit your taste. Many more to come!
* An endless stream of good causes for glupods to support.
* Real-world children waiting for their angels to come.
* Sixteen islands with hundreds of arenas where glupods can play against each other.
* Dozens of gluc-items.
* Grow your glupod into a hero angel and change the course of our planet’s history.

To refer your friends and receive the Glupod newsletter, visit Glupod Here



Contests For Charity

2008-12-09T12:32:05.524-05:00

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Epic Donations, "Contests for Charity" is a simple and powerful concept.You;ll be given the opportunity to express your feelings on charities that inspire you and in return,get the chance to win prizes for your essay or article.

How It Works:
- Register with Epic Donations and receive a username and password.

- Click on - The Charities - you will see a list of charity essays available

- Pay a small entry fee attached to whichever charity you wish to write about.

Submit your entry to the website
- If your entry wins, you will receive the prize listed for the charity you wrote about.

Also,a high percentage of the proceeds are donated to the charity!

(For more detailed instructions please visit Epicdonations



Good Tree-Reflections of Your Values

2008-12-09T12:32:05.730-05:00

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GoodTree is a website portal that shows you how to make a difference in the world every time you use it. You will receive your own personal homepage, that will be used as your control panel and one that reflects your beliefs and values. You can join causes, surround yourself with people who care about the same things you do, and share information with them about how to make a difference.

Benefits: by inviting your friends and joining groups you'll be connected with people who share your interests and values.Keep track of the positive impact you'll enjoy by using the site and getting others involved.

You can customize your personal homepage and gain access to all all the great features Goodtree has to offer, plus anything on the web.

You will never be asked for money and what's really special is, every time you do something on the site,(view banners,invite a friend,etc) portions of the advertising revenue generated goes to charity.

In my opinion, Goodtree offers you the opportunity to really make a difference in the world we live in,it's worth your while to check them out



Children's Healthcare- A Tragic Reality

2008-12-09T12:32:05.938-05:00

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Did you know that every 41 seconds a child in the U.S.A is born without health insurance? Already this year,we've seen the fatal results of children without simple health insurance has brought about.

You can do your part for these children, by visiting the CDF childrensdefensefund.org or by clicking on the petition location,found on my sidebar.asking congress to insure that all children born here in the USA, be afforded free simple health insurance.

Plus, you can also place the CDF counter on your website or blog, showing your ongoing support.

In a country, such as the US , with the wealth and resources available, there is no just viable explanation as to why this tragedy should continue.



Madeliene Mccann-Still Missing

2008-12-09T12:32:06.123-05:00

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Madeleine Mccann was abducted on May 3rd 2007 in Praia da Luz, Portugal, 9 days before her 4th birthday. She was taken from her parents apartment, reportedly from her bedroom where, along with Madeliene , her younger brother slept as well. Her parents were not in the apt at the time and were seen dining 50 yds away from the girls bedroom.Although the parents actions in leaving these children alone, regardless of how close they were to the child's sleeping quarters, is in my opinion, inexcusable and terribly dangerous, the fact is this is an innocent 4 year old child who despite a massive investigation led by the Portuguese police and supported by the British police, is still missing and whoever is responsible for abducting her, should be brought to justice and afford those who love and care for her, the opportunity for some sort of closure to this mystery. The family has also hired private investigators, based in Spain, who are following up on any and all leads in their attempt to find this little girl and the mystery that surrounds her disappearance.

The parents believe that if the issue involving the disappearance of Madeleine can remain visible to the public at large, it could greatly assist in the search for this little girl.

I along with many others would like to suggest that bloggers and website owners incorporate
banners, posters, and buttons into your blogs or web pages .You will be able to locate these at the following locations.

Resources Page:www.bringmadeleinehome.com/campaign
Website:www.bringmadeliene home.com

Let's assist in bringing Madeleine home



A New Year -Reflection and Hope

2007-12-30T14:04:18.707-05:00

As the New Year approaches, we tend to think back on the previous year and reflect on our accomplishments, goals achieved, wishes granted and hope that somehow, we might have a made some significant and meaningful contribution to the lives of our families, friends and loved ones.

But,as time passes and memories of what was, fade into the distance,we tend to look ahead at what we hope to achieve in this brand new year.New goals, new aspirations,new chances , all in the hopes of helping to make this a more peaceful and better world for all of us.

But, one memory that should never fade, one wish or goal that should remain in the hearts and minds of all of us,are for those who's only wish, only hope is to be afforded the opportunity to live in a world where there is ample food, ample shelter and ample health care for themselves and their children.Their hopes and dreams are not much different than our own, but they are far more distant and unachievable than our own, due to the circumstances they find themselves living each and every day.

And so, I ask, that as we look forward to the year ahead,we remember,reflect upon and pray for those who with our continued help and support may actually see a bright future ahead and many new years to come.

Postscript: A special thank you to all my readers and supporters of this blog.Have a healthy and prosperous New Year and God bless you all.



Childrens Defense Fund-Remember Them This Holiday Season

2008-12-09T12:32:06.392-05:00

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Please take a moment as the year draws to a close to make a tax-deductible gift to the, Childrensdefensefund and help them fight for the rights of every child in America.

Your generous donation will provide them the extraordinary opportunity in the New Year to act boldly and decisively in defense of our nation's children.
With your help, Childrensdefensefund
will demand that all children have access to affordable, seamless and comprehensive health and mental health coverage. Despite President Bush's outrageous veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP),they pledge they will not give up until every child in America is covered!

Insist that all children have access to quality early childhood education.

Each day in America more than 2,400 babies are born into poverty... more than nine million children have no health insurance... and on any given day, 200,000 children and their families are homeless.

These numbers are a tragedy every day of the year. But during the holidays, I'm even more outraged that so many of our nation's children are left out and left behind. For them, there will be no warm holiday meals, no trips to Grandma's house and no presents under the tree.

As you pause to count your blessings this holiday season, I ask you to remember the less fortunate children and families among us.

Their Promise:

"we will put your year-end gift to work right away to give every child in America a Healthy Start, a Head Start, A Fair Start, Safe Start and a Moral Start in life.

Thank you
for remembering the children during this special season of giving. May all the blessings of this joyous season be yours.



Free Rice-Provide and Learn

2007-12-05T15:36:46.034-05:00

FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site, Poverty.com.

How it Works:You'll be given a list of words and definitions, every time you choose the right definition for a single word, , you will be providing 10 grains of rice for a hungry person.

The Website Provides:
1. English vocabulary to everyone for free.
2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on this site.

So, not only will you be able to improve your vocabulary, you'll also gain the benefits of knowing you helped to feed a human being , making a real difference in their lives.

Just think, Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide. You can bone up on your vocabulary and help end world hunger, Here



Founder Of "Children In Need"

2007-11-25T14:13:03.642-05:00

Christopher Redner is a award-winning television producer journalist and founder of Children in Need.

He has visited dozens of child sponsorship projects around the world. He's seen the transformation that child sponsorship can facilitate.Here's what he has to say:

"I've met thousands of children whose lives were better because they had child sponsors," Redner says. "These children received life-saving aid, education, skills training and so much more. But sponsorship is more than just giving physical aid. When a child discovers she has a sponsor from another country, it sends her a message that she is important.

"I've visited with so many children who had saved the cards and letters they have received from their sponsors. Many of those children told me they often pray for their sponsors and thank God for the blessings their families have received because they are sponsored."

Redner has encouraged thousands of people to sponsor children through concert tours, events, media interviews and the Children In Need Reports.

"You can change a child's life today by sponsoring a child through World Vision," Redner says. "I've seen their child sponsorship programs at work and I can recommend them wholeheartedly."

Please visit the Children In Need and World Vision websites to find out more about the efforts being made to end child poverty and neglect through these wonderful organizations



Rectifi-Search Engine For Charity

2007-11-19T13:27:14.381-05:00

Rectifi is a new kind of search engine, that not only allows you to search for the best deals on hundreds of products and services, but they also donate 100% of their profits from advertising these various services for you to charity.
Not only do they show you a new way of supporting the less fortunate ,but also offer you a new way of helping by redirecting advertising cash to various charities and showing you the simpilest things you can do at home to help the environment and make a difference in the lives of others.

So, not only can you find an extensive list of products , gifts,entertainment needs, clothing and great deals , but you'll also have the benefit of knowing you'll be be doing this for a very worthy cause.
www.rectifi.org.uk/referral/777778b8

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Good Search-Click For Charity

2007-11-16T17:19:34.222-05:00

GoodSearch.com is powered by Yahoo! and raises money for charities using a model similar to paid searches on Yahoo or Google (Research): Advertisers pay a fee whenever Internet users click on a given link. Last year search engines generated almost $6 billion through such searches.
Just add your search to your IE, Firefox or Mac toolbar, enter the name of your favorite charity and launch a search.

For every search you launch the advertisers will donate 1 cent to your favorite charity or school and 50% of the revenue paid to the advertisers, will go toward these charities.

Visit the Good Search website not only to learn more about this praiseworthy effort, but also read the articles written up in some of the most noteworthy publications, such as USA Today, the N.Y.Times, N.Y. Post and Fortune Business, just to name a few.

Just think of what can be accomplished if more and more people learned about this wonderful effort, by doing no more than what we do each and every day on the internet.Do yourself and the charity of your choice a great favor,by visiting the website here



An Amazing Child-Kyle Lograsso

2007-11-05T13:20:01.081-05:00

In a world where miracles are very far and few between , it is a rare and wonderful thing , to come across an amazing story, of not only a truly awesome and gifted child, but a true miracle of life.5 year old Kyle Lograsso is that child.
I was so moved by his story, I wanted to post the link to it here , where after learning about this incredible child and the obstacles he had to overcome, i truly believe it will not only lift your spirits, but it just might restore your faith in knowing that miracles "do" exist in our world. Through the words of his own parents and little Kyle himself, your heart will be taken to somewhere it might not have been before viewing and listening to this amazing story. And although i'm not in the habit of asking for commnets on a particular post or subject, I would really appreciate you comments and reactions to this one.
To learn all about Kyle and his amazing story, simply click here



Animals Are No Less Worthy

2007-11-02T14:34:35.498-04:00

Dear Friends,They are our friends and companions and in most cases our "family" as well.they deserve the same care and loving home as our children and that is why:

I have just read and signed the petition: "Thank American Humane for
Rescue and Care of Puppy Mill Victims!"

Please take a moment to read about this important issue, and join me in
signing the petition. It takes just 30 seconds, but can truly make a
difference. We are trying to reach 30,000 signatures - please sign here:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/540684624
Once you have signed, you can help even more by asking your friends and
family to sign as well.



To My Readers-Thank You

2007-10-29T14:51:59.395-04:00

I want to take this time to personally thank "all" my visitors and subscribers to my blog. For eveyone who has taken the time to come here ,for whatever reason, whether to donate your time and or money to the many wonderful charity organizations i've posted about,or simply clicked on a link to help a child or family in need,you have my sincere appreciation and gratitude.

Visitors to this particular blog, tell me a lot about who you are and how you truly understand the enormous responsibility we all share,for supporting these far less fortunate families and their children.

We may never see the day when world poverty and hunger are a thing of the past.
There may never come a time, when "all" families and their children are assured of receiving good and quality healthcare, where they no longer feel the helplessness and heart break of watching their loved ones, suffer in ways, that "no child" no "family" should ever have to suffer through.

But, as long as there are people like you and I,as long as there are communities, families and oprganizations that out of pure heartfelt compassion and understanding , continue fighting this seemingly unending war against poverty, disease and hunger,we can make an enormous difference, in the lives of millions of people in our world.And in the end, that's really what it's all about.



Mercy Corps-Excellent Charity

2008-12-09T12:32:06.926-05:00

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Every now and then , the question arises as to how much of the money donated to these various charities, is really dispersed to the causes they promote.I am proud to say that Mercy Corps has provided more than 90% of resources allocated directly to programs fighting hunger and poverty to every part of the globe ,including the United States. Every dollar you give helps Mercy Corp secure $20.89 in donated food and other critical supplies.Visiting the Mercy Corps website ,gives you the opportunity, not only to give what you can to these very worthy causes , but also provides you many ways to get involved in global hunger, silent disasters, such as hurricane Katrina and Rita and signing up to receive their updated newsletters and reports,as to the outcome your dollars have provided for these very worthy causes. Mercy Corps should be applauded for their wonderful efforts.



Children In Need-In The U.K

2007-10-12T13:20:24.977-04:00

Children in Need is on a mission to change the lives of disadvantaged children,in the United Kingdom.In 2006, they've raised over £33 million. For every penny you donate to this charity,a pennywill go directly to projects, helping these children. They are able to make this promise , because they use their investment income to cover all operational costs, such as donations by schools,businesses,and corporate partners.They provide this support through grants given to those who deal with children who suffer with, mental,physical,or sensory disabilities as well as those living in poverty, or suffering from abuse or neglect.

They are members of the Institute of Fundraising and the Fundraising Standards Board. You can find all the information you need and how you can help and support, these children, by visiting the website, Here



Make A Childs Dream Come True

2007-10-10T12:32:42.936-04:00

Do know a child with a dream?then please come visit Dreamscometrue.org. They are a childrens non-profit organization that through the help of public, private and corporate donations and grants.they are able to make a child from the ages of 5 to 18 years of age , dream come true Unlike many other children's charity organizations, Dreams Do Come True, grants dreams for kids regardless of their sex, race, financial status or physical well being . They can make a difference for any child with a dream by offering them the opportunity, that can change lives. There are many wonderful charities that benefit children,however, Dreams Do Come True, goes one step further, by granting your child, or any child their dream come true. In this way this children's charity is a head above the rest. Please visit their website to find out just how their unique childrens organization can make your dreams come true.
Every child deserves a dream! Here



Blog Review-Stumble Aid

2007-10-03T14:44:58.472-04:00

Stumbleaid.com is a site that displays free links to support World Hunger and various other charities, such as Animal Rescue,Save the Rainforests , Literacy and Child Health .
With just a click of your mouse, you will be able to support these worthy causes and it won't cost you a cent. As the author states,"It cost you nothing but time, to show you care".. I personally applaud the author of Stumbleaid for taking on the challenges of not only world poverty and hunger, but bringing to light the many global challenges our world is faced with every day.We all can meet these challenges, "One click at a time." Here