Steven Schlotterbeck wrote -
I've joined the Make a Difference Now (MAD) charity trip to Peru and am raising money to help support education of disadvantage youth in developing nations.
100% of the donations go directly to the charity (not pay for the trip -- I did that myself!).
Education has the biggest return on investment of anything you can do in terms of charity. No matter what cause you're passionate about, you should support education.
Passionate about ending poverty and economic inequality? Support education.
Passionate about gender issues and empowering women? Support education.
Worry about the environment? Support education.
Care about reproductive issues? Support education.
Want to reduce crime and violence? Support education.
Education empowers people to be part of the solution themselves -- teach a man to fish, and he will never go hungry.
Our dream is to help children rise out of poverty and become leaders within their countries.
MAD's Mission Statement:
MAD's mission is to support quality educational opportunities for vulnerable children and youth in developing countries.
You can learn more about them here: http://www.gomadnow.org/
My goal is to raise $2,000 for this charity, which can do an immense amount in a developing nation.