As I was taking a shower yesterday morning, I had an idea that brought tears to my eyes.
I’ve thought a lot about finding a cause worthy of contributing money/time to.
The problem with most causes I’ve seen is you really have to wonder if what your contributing to is really helping the people you’re intending to help.
Is the administration taking most of the money?
Is your money enabling people to continue to be dependent on others for their survival rather than empowering them to make positive changes in their lives?
Kinda strange that you have to look so hard to find a place to give money/time.
As my wife, Corene, and I have talked about this together, we’ve both had a feeling that kids are really the group that needs to be helped.
Kids are, in many cases, faultless victims of a sometimes cruel world.
There are so many kids in the world that don’t have loving homes with parents who teach them and inspire them and give them love.
I was thinking about my kids and how much they LOVE bedtime stories.
Their eyes light up, their imaginations run wild and they always BEG for “one more story” when the story is finished.
Then I thought about all the kids in the world that don’t have that simple joy in their lives.
What if we could start a program where foster kids all over could plug in each night to hear a bedtime story and hear a loving parent tell them (upon stories end) that they love them and believe in them and to have a great night with sweet dreams?
It could be done with an internet connection, flat screen TV plugged into an Apple TV. One time $450 investment could provide the equipment necessary to have remote bed time stories read to a group of 10 or more kids in an unlimited number of locations.
How good would you feel knowing that a $300 to $500 dollar one time donation would be providing love, encouragement and valuable life lessons to an army of kids who would otherwise go to bed each night wondering if there was anyone in the world who loved them.
This is a “why” that made me cry and something I could get very excited about.
What we’re doing is so much BIGGER than money my friends.
THIS is why it’s critical we become financially free…. so we can REALLY find out what we have to offer the world.
Yours in contribution,