Thursday, April 3, 2008

Sponsor a Child.. Make a difference…

Sponsoring for a child’s needs is one of the noblest things a person can do. There is always adoption, but in nowadays world people are so caught up with their own things that they don’t have the time or energy that is required for adopting a child. But people have money so therefore, sponsoring would be the next best thing.
It would hardly cost the sponsor a few hundred rupees a month to help a needy child lead a better life. That money would take care of the child’s living and educational expenses including books and study materials.
Some Organizations even give you a monthly update of the sponsored child’s progress. The sponsor would be like a guardian to the child. The sponsor can even meet the child, keep in contact with the child and meet them at the institution where they stay.
It’s an eye-opener to realize that a child’s entire monthly expense can be taken care of for the price of a T-shirt or a pair of sandals. For a working woman, in nowadays world, 600Rs is peanuts. That would be the cost for a meal of two. It’s amazing to see that the same 600Rs can be put to good use and change a person’s life completely.
There are many reasons to sponsor a child. I am just listing a few out.

  • You are making a huge difference in another human being’s life.
  • This is better than buying expensive recycled paper, not that I have anything against recycled paper. Everyone should do their part in saving the environment.
  • You get to actually see that your money is being put to good use.
  • This reason is for the all the people who feel that nobody cares or loves them. Sponsor a child and you will have someone who will adore and respect you for the rest of your life.
  • You might help in the process of making an Albert Einstein, Sunitha Williams or a Michael Jordan.
  • Giving a child hope, that the world is not cruel and there are people who care for them.
  • This reason is for those people who feel that they should gain something out of sponsoring a child. Well if you are in India then you get Tax benefits under section 80G.

These are just few of the reasons and there are many more to sponsor a child. So next time you are going on a shopping spree, think about that T shirt you want to get. Is it really necessarily or can you use that money more effectively somewhere else? You can transform a life in a powerful manner with the money that is being spend on not so necessary items.