Come create the “Future” with me by making it a “Kids Better World!
We can’t wait until it is convenient. We need one million people to step up with ideas …. we need a million kids to get involved …. we need a million dollars (from $1, $5, $10 or more $ donations) ….. every dollar counts ….. we need a million partners to say …. ‘The time for change is NOW. Tomorrow is too late!’
Our planet and it’s people are being torn apart by economic, religious, and ethnic differences, and our future, especially our kids are suffering.
Can you stand by and let that happen? I can’t. If you’re on this site, I know you too will stand by my side and declare:
- No child should ever go hungry
- No child should be emotionally, physically or nutritionally deprived and suffer the way some kids do
- No child should be without proper clothing
- No child should be without clean drinking water
I know I cannot build this dream of a healed planet alone although there was a time at one point when I naively thought I could. For more years than I care to reveal, I have been going into schools, community centers, day camps, places of worship, hospitals, peace conferences and beyond, working with children to make it a better world. For the most part, it has been in the United States. More often than not it has been in the inner cities. Wherever there have been children in need, I have sought a way to get there.
This past year, an expanded portion of my dream came true. My fiancée Werner Berger and who is now my husband, was leading a group on a Tanzanian Safari, and Mt. Kilimanjaro climb, so it seemed perfectly logical that I would find children to help in that area. As a result, African orphans became my first project outside of the USA. I did a bit of research and quickly found my group. Admittedly, I was humbled by the number; there were 800 in this particular region alone. How could I leave anyone out and how do I get more than 500 pounds of clothing and supplies (which I had purchased) to Africa without the astronomical costs of freight? Much to my surprise, when I reached out to fellow adventurers, people were thrilled to help. Not only did they want to help transport things, they wanted to extended their stay to come with me to visit the orphan community. Once there, I was shocked by the deprivation and how tremendous the needs are. I knew I had to do more and indeed I am now on my way back to Africa again.
Helping kids in the US is my first priority. This is where I live. It is my home, my country. And yet, I also live on a global community – a planet with seven continents. Children everywhere need help. There is a difference to be made, children to be saved and peace created in a turbulent world. Our children deserve it. We deserve it. By working together, in the name of our children, we can create change. We must. It is the way, the only way, if we wish to have a future worth dreaming about!
So, where do we start? Of course, by dreaming big. What would happen if we could garner one million people to step up with ideas, one million kids to get involved, one million dollars (from $1, $5, $10 or more in donations), and one million partners to say ….. ’The time for change is NOW!’
You may ask how you can make a difference and I say to you …It may be by donating your time, your ideas or your money. We need to put our heads and hearts together. This cannot be about my dream alone. I am planting a seed and it can be nourished by you, and you and you! Together a Kids Better World will become a reality, not just a dream!
I invite you to help us out right now; go to the page “Donate Now” to choose the contribution that makes your heart sing!
Committed to a Kids Better World!