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Last Updated on February 17, 2017 by Diane Hoffmaster
This charitable giving post has been sponsored by CARE but all opinions expressed here are my own.
When my kids were born, our finances were limited. Everything they got was second hand and there were no cell phones, date nights or expensive cable television packages. I clipped coupons and we made do with what we could afford. However, when I look at how MUCH we had when compared to families in other countries, I feel so incredibly blessed. I had a roof over my head and access to healthcare. I had running water in my house and didn't have to slaughter my own animals for food. I realize now how truly lucky I have been to live in this country and to be as financially well off as we were. Even when we struggled to make the mortgage payment and wondered how we were going to pay for a new car after I wrecked our old one. Charitable giving has always been important to me because I KNOW that I am blessed and I want to share my good fortune with others that are not as fortunate. With CARE.org, charitable giving can help enrich the lives of others, especially young girls who have dreams that they may never accomplish without our help.
Charitable Giving with CARE and Empowering Young Girls
Charitable Giving with CARE.org
If you are looking for a way to give back to those less fortunate this year, you can give a gift and change a life! When you do your holiday shopping with CARE, your money directly impacts women and girls around the world who need it most. Contributions to the CARE catalog strengthen communities and empower individuals to be independent and successful. These are people who aren't looking for a handout. They are looking for a hand UP. And that is a huge difference.
What Does CARE Do?
CARE cuts poverty off at its roots. They provide tools for sustainable change to the people most vulnerable to hunger, violence, and disease. Women are a vital part of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, increase access to quality health care and expand economic opportunity for all. They help communities plan for emergencies and work to ensure they receive food, water, shelter, healthcare and other relief supplies when they need them most. CARE operates in 95 countries reaching more than 65 million people through nearly 900 lifesaving projects. Whether it is a community garden or girls leadership training, there are a ton of worthwhile projects for you to donate to.
How to Donate to CARE
Get involved in the #DreamWithHer campaign through CARE.org. You can make a donation that will help young girls achieve their dreams. What sort of dreams do these girls have? Evelesi dreams of becoming a nurse, but she needs your help. A gift through CARE will change her life. She is just ONE of the many girls that you can help support with your charitable giving this holiday season.
Who Will You Support?
There are many young girls featured in the CARE.org program who have amazing dreams and they can only reach their goals with your help. Maliyana wants to be a doctor and one day help her mother, Magret, buy a house. Magret is a widow and raising goats has helped her send Maliyana to school and provide for her family. Without CARE, her future may not have been quite so bright.
Get Involved in the Conversation!
The girls and their families, who are profiled in CARE’s annual gift catalog, will tell us their stories and inspire us with their dreams of brighter futures. YOU will be able to meet and interact with them on Facebook.com/carefans from December 5-16. This is an incredible opportunity to actually see the impact of giving like never before. Check out the video below for more information.
Go Ahead and MAKE A DONATION
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.