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WHY SPONSOR?


There are millions of children around the globe who do not have what we had as children. If we are able, we should give back to the needy in order to give them a fair shot at life. Let us share one of our favorite stories:

THE STARFISH STORY

A young man is walking along the ocean and sees a beach on which thousands and thousands of starfish have washed ashore. Further along he sees an old man, walking slowly and stooping often, picking up one starfish after another and tossing each one gently into the ocean.

 “Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?” he asks.

 “Because the sun is up and the tide is going out and if I don’t throw them further in they will die.”

 “But, old man, don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it! You can’t possibly save them all, you can’t even save one-tenth of them. In fact, even if you work all day, your efforts won’t make any difference at all.”

 The old man listened calmly and then bent down to pick up another starfish and threw it into the sea. “It made a difference to that one.”

Just like the starfish, our mission is to make a difference for a few children who deserve a chance.  Our program is set up to help children who do not have guardians who can pay for their proper education, nutritious food and good clothing. For only $1 USD a day, children in Bangladesh can have all of that. Click here to find out how.