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Kazooey
Sep 7th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Well not adopted, but sponsored.

Leonardo was born on March 22, 2002 (same day as me, except I was born in 1988 :p). He lives in Guatemala. His favorite play is toy cars. He helps his dad with the chores. He currently does not go to school, but with my $30 sponsorship a month, he will be able to beginning this year!

http://i38.tinypic.com/2h80q4x.jpg

I'm gonna be able to write him messages, and send him gifts. I'm so happy that I can do this.

If you want to as well, I went to this site to do it: http://site.worldvision.org/

Me and my friend did it together last night. :) He sponsored a little girl from Guatemala named Cindy. :bounce:

CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 7th, 2008, 04:48 PM
Very nice, thats a really great thing to do :yeah:

hankqq
Sep 7th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Very cool of you to do tis :) Keep us updated every now and then :)

Petkorazzi
Sep 7th, 2008, 05:17 PM
:worship:

Destiny
Sep 7th, 2008, 05:33 PM
So nice :inlove:

Great thing to do :worship:

Elwin.
Sep 7th, 2008, 05:35 PM
That is great :D :yeah:

kwilliams
Sep 7th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Good for you - and for him!

Vincey!
Sep 7th, 2008, 06:59 PM
That's nice ;)..but too much info here :p :wavey:

ce
Sep 7th, 2008, 08:01 PM
:awww:

Willam
Sep 7th, 2008, 08:18 PM
:yeah: Very loyal what you're doing.

Dodoboy.
Sep 7th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Great thing your doing!

ArturoAce.
Sep 7th, 2008, 08:33 PM
:smooch:

young_gunner913
Sep 7th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Awww he's so cute. :) Very good deed that you're doing here. :worship:

cheertennis12
Sep 7th, 2008, 08:55 PM
aw, that's cool!

I sponsor a little kid from China through a ministry called Holt International.

Compassion International is another good organization if anyone's looking to do something similar!

Jovana.
Sep 7th, 2008, 09:16 PM
very noble of you :D

égalité
Sep 7th, 2008, 09:46 PM
Well not adopted, but sponsored.

:whew:



But no, in all seriousness, awesome :D

drake3781
Sep 8th, 2008, 12:19 AM
Well not adopted, but sponsored.

Leonardo was born on March 22, 2002 (same day as me, except I was born in 1988 :p). He lives in Guatemala. His favorite play is toy cars. He helps his dad with the chores. He currently does not go to school, but with my $30 sponsorship a month, he will be able to beginning this year!

I'm gonna be able to write him messages, and send him gifts. I'm so happy that I can do this.

If you want to as well, I went to this site to do it: http://site.worldvision.org/

Me and my friend did it together last night. :) He sponsored a little girl from Guatemala named Cindy. :bounce:


World Vision is an exceptional charity - based on analysis of its financials. This means it exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause. You don't have to worry about your money going into excessive administration or fundraising costs, or to excessive CEO salary.

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=43



To the other poster - Holt International "needs improvement" meaning it is underperfoming on use of your money.



All three are Christian-based. But World Vision states clearly that they serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.



Compassion International on the other hand, has a Christian agenda - apparently you cannot receive their services without agreeing to change your religion and receive Christian "training" from infancy to adulthood.



One thing to the OP to consider - this boy is wearing a shirt showing that he is already (and/or has been) enrolled in school. Don't believe everything they tell you.



Seems fun to be able to have an actual "kid" that you support, and who you can interact with. Can you actually visit him? What happens if you stop sending money.... :confused: I think it's a good idea to match donors up with actual children - it definitely encourages people to join and to continue donating.


If I were doing something like this, I would choose World Vision out of the three of them. Now I donate to Doctors Without Borders, and my next would probably be The Nature Conservancy. I'm not overly keen on simply helping people bring more children into the world that they cannot afford to raise and educate. I realize these kids need help, but that's not the area I'll focus on now.


Congrats on your choice. :wavey: And I hope you see good results.

Effy
Sep 8th, 2008, 11:27 AM
great thing to do :worship: very cute child :awww: :hug:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Sep 8th, 2008, 11:30 AM
Awesome :yeah:

Bette_Midler
Sep 8th, 2008, 12:22 PM
congrats :worship:

:bounce:

Qrystyna
Sep 8th, 2008, 07:18 PM
It's definitely a very great and worthwhile cause, and I am glad to see others are also helping out. I currently sponsor two children myself; 8-year-old Emmanuel from DR Congo; and 9-year-old Karla from El Salvador.