I am writing up a post to share how I did on my goals for 2012 went and I am of course thinking about my goals for 2013. Part of my new goals will be the resolution to do more for others in 2013 both locally and globally and to be better about setting an example in this regard for my kids. It’s all part of Raising Kids Who Care. I am sure that with the holidays now almost behind us many are feeling quite fortunate for what we have and we want to find ways to help others throughout the upcoming year. I plan to post regularly all year long about initiatives and causes that are worthwhile to support with our time and resources.
On this last day of 2012 I want to share the World Food Programme and the work they do. They work to help with hunger after the devastation brought by hurricanes, drought, and armed conflict. My life has never been touched by any of these things but even if they did I have certain advantages that would help me and my family through obstacles like this just because I live in the country I do. Many others around the globe are not so fortunate and when faced with disasters like these their very lives hang in the balance and the World Food Programme saves lives. Donations made at this moment in time provide life-saving food for refugees fleeing conflict in Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo, families facing the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in Haiti, and mothers struggling to feed their children due to drought in Somalia.
Donations are tax deductible of course and the work they do is hugely important. There are several ways we can get involved and support this work. If you keep a list of charitable organizations to support throughout the year I hope you will add this one.
Have a wonderful New Year!
This post was written as a member of the Global Team of 200 a group of mom bloggers banding together to work for social good.
Monday, December 31st, 2012