Sunday, October 19, 2008

Featured Charity: Free the Children

I hope to occasionally highlight special charities that we can help in the more traditional ways. This is the first charity and I'm sure you will see why.

Free the children was started in 1995 by 12 year old Craig Kielburger and a group of his grade 7 friends after he read about a murdered small Pakistani kid who had been sold into child labor. They have inspired and engaged young children to help other children and have had a remarkable list of successes (Built more than 500 schools, shipped medical supplies worth more than $15 million). They have been recognized by various awards including the 2006 World Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child (Children's Noble Prize). 91 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to programs benefiting children and more than 60% of their donations come from or are raised by youth.

Please forward this to the youth in your life (Get Involved website is built for kids) and help in any way you can.

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