a child in need
This is Geoffrey. He and I have been pals since 2008, when I started helping he and his family financially. I send him $35 a month and, when I can, send a little extra around his birthday, Christmas, etc. He lives in Uganda, has six sisters, and enjoys singing and playing soccer. I feel blessed to be able to help Geoffrey and also connect with him across the globe.
All this became possible with World Vision: a "Christian humanitarian organization [started in the 1950's] dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice." Reaching over 100 million people in over 100 countries, World Vision provides a way for people like you and me to not only give financially to people less fortunate but also be actively involved in the lives of those we help. I know my money goes straight to Gefforey's family; I have pictures of him and drawings by him to post on my fridge; and I have a way to keep in touch with him directly!
There are many others like Geoffrey who need a sponsor, but more importantly a friend they can rely on and look up to. For more information about how you can sponsor a child, visit worldvision.org.