In our daughter's city you can find this sign.
Right in the front window of this building.
Forgotten Children Worldwide.
They are doing an amazing work.
I can vouch for them
Because our daughter Keri Baker
Spends hours volunteering with them.
You can find her name in their staff list.
One of their ministries is to collect
Items "cast aside" by those of us
Who really have no clue what it means
To go without.
These cast offs are sorted
And made ready to be shipped overseas
Where hunger, want, and need
Are a daily way of life.
Items not suitable for shipping are regifted
Pallet after pallet full of boxes
Are shipped to areas of real need.
All of this is done by volunteers
And through the donations of
Wealthy (in the world's eyes)
780 million people in this world
Don't have access to clean drinking water.
Forgotten Children Worldwide
Is doing something about it.
They are paying for well drilling.
Each October they sponsor a 5 km walk/run
To raise money for clean drinking water
Around the world.
Participants in these walks can choose
To carry 5 gallon water jugs like these
To experience what
Millions around the world have to
Do each day just to get water
For drinking and washing.
This is an actual water jug
Where people carry water
For miles and miles every day.
But that's not all Forgotten Children does.
Forgotten Children offers child sponsorships.
For just $25 a month you and your family
Can "adopt" a child in
Africa or India.
Every penny of your money will go
To feed that child and send
Him or Her to school
That is because our daughter Keri,
And many other like her,
Are volunteering their time
Here in the United States
So that every penny you give
Can go to meet actual needs.
Forgotten Children also
Works to provide microloans
To help families in third world countries
Begin self-sustaining businesses.
Forgotten Children also provides
The means for you to donate
Live chickens or goats or other
Livestock to feed and support
Third World families.
I don't even know all the things
That Forgotten Children is
Doing to help a hurting world,
I only know my heart was
Touched and moved by what I saw
Of their operation.
Everywhere reminders of children.
Hungry children who lie down each night
With bellies rumbling for food.
Children whose "home"
Is a corrugated iron shack
With a packed dirt floor.
Children whose beds
Are mats, towels, or less.
This I know
For I have seen it in person.
You too can remember these forgotten children.
You too can sponsor a child.
You too can help give clean drinking water
Simply click here to see what you can do.
Then click over to Unknown Mami's
To see what's happening in OTHER cities.