Poverty is a real issue, even in the US. 1.6 billion people (a quarter of humanity) live without electricity -- Do you think about that as you charge your electronic devices and sit in your refreshing AC? According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. I grew up as one of these kids. If it weren't for organizations like The Boys & Girls club, and the generosity of humanity, my siblings and I could have become one of these statistics. When I grew up and had kids of my own, I swore they'd never feel the sting of living under society's image of successful.... But stuff happens, even when there is a HUGE plan in place. Things don't always turn out the way we plan. My kids have provided Christmas presents to others, and they've went without Christmas presents. They have created food drives, and have went with me to pick up food from the community centers for our own need. They have given money to the homeless, and have shared a dollar menu burger, because that was all the change I could find in the streets to feed all of us. We've lived in huge houses, and we've lived in shacks.... It is my absolute passion to share with the world the needs of American children. There are spoiled Americans, as well as sufferers. On Thursday, May 26th, I'll be hosting a Red Nose Day awareness party. Free snacks, food, and fun--plus education! Silly face painting (+ a silly selfie) by yours truly with a donation to Comical Relief. Or if you can't make the party, you can simply sponsor me (or anyone) to create a silly look, and do something funny for your money: paint my face, style my hair crazily, wear my clothes backwards, sing and dance to a stranger, talk in rhymes all day--you choose! Have fun with it, and remember, IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN!