ChildFund International needs Americans to say ‘yes’

ChildFund International needs Americans to say ‘yes’

ChildFund International needs Americans to say 'yes'

ChildFund International needs Americans to say 'yes'

ChildFund International is calling for 100 new sponsors to sponsor a child each for less than a dollar a day. They are so serious about their mission that they want to recruit 100 new sponsors every day for 100 days.

Twenty-four thousand children around the world die from starvation, from drinking polluted water or from diseases that can be stopped. These and many other children have had to hear the word “no” their whole lives through.

ChildFund International is working to change that “no” to a “yes” for as many kids as it can, and started their campaign last week, on October 14th.

A recent survey by ChildFund showed that Americans do place poor and needy children at the top of their priority lists, but donations have been affected severely by the economic crisis.

Food prices around the world have gone up dramatically. Instead of three meals a day, most of these disadvantaged children get to eat one or two meals. And many families are not eating meat, as it is too expensive to buy.

Transportation costs including gas means families can’t afford to travel to see a doctor when they become sick. Jobs are gone, and what jobs there are available mean that many children have to give up their schooling to go and work.

For $28 a month, which is less than one dollar a day, is all it costs to become a sponsor and help one of these children. And instead of saying no to the children, you van have the children hear a “yes” for the first time in their lives.

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Authored by: Sean McInnes

Sean excelled in English through high school, so it was only natural he should edit the school newspaper in his final year. He would write up sports results for his local newspaper. Now he writes news stories for Oh-Yay.com