Until I turned 17, birthdays were just about stuff to me. How much could I get? What could I get? I realized that I had everything I could ask for, and more. That year, it became less about me, and more about the difference that could be made in the world.
This year, for my 19th Birthday, I've chosen CARE as my Birthday Charity.
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. They place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. CARE's mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. They promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. They seeks a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, end gender-based violence, provide healthcare and nutrition, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expandeconomic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.
Whether it's $1, $10 or $100, every little bit helps. Thank you for your time, prayers, and donation.