This week’s Manly Challenge, brought to us by Rebecca Shoichet, is to support Free the Children. Heck yeah!
Human rights has become a cause that any decent person can get behind. But too often there is a gap in who is protected, a gap that has to do with age and not having a voice that a country’s legal system recognizes. This gap is children’s rights.
Far too often, children can be exploited for cheap labor, or be the last to receive the help they need in the face of poverty. Since children don’t vote and children can’t stand up and say “We are human too” in the eyes of the law, they find themselves last in line to be able to receive the protection that adults receive. This is where Free the Children comes in.
Not only does Free the Children fight to get children the legal protections they deserve, they also teach children that they do not need to take the abuse and exploitation. They show children how to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others, and how to get the help they need when others fail them.
Your donation directly results in better lives in places where the attitude towards children has been terrible. In addition, your donation will be matched one-for-five by Caerdwyn, up to a hundred dollars in matching funds. Stretch those dollars!
What better cause is this? Let’s do it!