How do you feel? What's the flavour of the month? Do you ever walk down a busy high street with all these window adverts and charity volunteers standing on street corners and imagine them like a room full of pick 'n mix?
How exactly to they expect you to choose one charity over another? The poor little puppy who has no home, the soldier who has returned from war and needs support, what about the horses, the foxes, the badgers and what about the children? Does nobody care about the children any more? OK after spending the summer holiday with your children you might relish a break from them for a bit when they got back to school, but really, other horses, children, soldiers and puppies?
I had the idea that to be fair, I could donate to a home for retired soldiers or help for heroes or something similar, then I could adopt a puppy or dog from the local RSPCA - that would make the children happy.
But what about the children in need? I have children, I would be lost without them and I would hope, given a week alone, they might miss me a bit too. But what about the children with no mother or father, and no grand parents to imagine.
What about the children suffering from abuse, that are homeless or live in a care home or several adoptive foster homes before they reach adult hood. Should I just worry about my children only, be concerned about all the horses, badgers, soldiers and homeless kids or pick one child to sponsor with Barnardos?
Child Sponsorship - Feelgood Feedback
It's all a bit of a pick 'n mix situation. I care about a lot of things in life. We all do and we each have our favourites and do I really want to support another child? The thing with the Child sponsorship with this charity is the feedback that you get. Either from the project worker or the child themselves via a website where you can read how their life has developed thanks to your child sponsorship with them.
I have my emotional attachment with my own children, can I really risk such a situation with an unknown, anonymous, no named child who receives my fifteen pounds a month to be able to learn life isn't all that bad? I decided I could.
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