Children NEED Parents
Organized by: Terence J. Taffe ofm Cap., MA, LMSW
Believe it or not, there are at least 750,000 children in this country who are growing up alone; responsible for their own upbringing. Can they raise themselves? No, of course not, but guess what, there are families who can and will. If you disagree, we ask what’s your evidence? Where’s your data? No, real numbers tell the real tale. For example, if one in 200 families steps forward, there will be more than enough families for the kids. This fundraiser is offering you the hope that there will come a day when no child in America has to raise themselves. Read that sentence again. Please.
The issue is important because.... well, if you don’t think it’s important, you won’t have read this far. But if you want more info, please keep reading, go to www.ChildrenNeedParents.org, read our Mission statement page, or call us. Our next step with this site is to add a deeper explanation written specifically for crowdrise.
Our crowdrise effort is looking to raise money for the Children NEED Parents Campaign, a public awareness effort with the goal of helping to make sure no child in this country has to raise themselves. Just getting off the ground, we’re trying to make $15,000, which equals about 5% of a decent budget. The money will provide leverage for getting funding from the deep pockets crowd. What exactly will happen to the money? First off, every nickel I receive will go directly to the Children NEED Parents Campaign.* $15,000 will purchase Board of Directors insurance, a projector, QuickBooks, volunteer recruitment and training, and program development.
Yes, there are at least a thousand questions to be asked. And we have answers for them (or most of them anyway.) But the questions wouldn’t fit in this section, much less the answers. And, you’ve noticed that there are no bells and whistles here. Sorry. We can’t afford a whistle much less a bell. But you can call me & I’ll try to whistle for you.
Terry Taffe ofm Cap., MA, LMSW
St. Michael Friary
282 Warwick St. Brooklyn, NY
*crowdrise and WePal charge administrative fees which total about 4%.