Monday, July 7, 2008

Bloggers On A Mission: Meet Richard

Our featured child this week is Richard, from Tabaco, Philippines, who has been waiting for a sponsor for two years. Richard is 11 years old, and lives with his mom, dad and three of his five siblings (the other two are grown) in a single room. His bed is a woven mat on the floor.

Richard’s dad works hard as a laborer, and his mom works just as hard doing laundry – but between the two of them they are barely able to bring home about $30 each month. His older brother is sponsored.

You can imagine what an incredible relief it will be for the family when Richard is sponsored and gains the security of reliable medical and dental care, as well as help with his education.

Richard’s favorite pastime is playing basketball. How about we get some teamwork going and try to score a 3-pointer for this young man? You know the drill…print out this story…share it with your coworkers, friends and family…let them know that helping Richard’s future can be as inexpensive as a cheap cup of coffee (less than 75 cents a day!)…and before you know it, he will be connected to a caring sponsor.

If you or someone you know would like to become Richard’s sponsor, just write us at blog@children.org. We’ll handle your request personally.

P.S. Do you know someone who would like to sponsor but can’t quite afford it on their own? Why not suggest they share their sponsorship with a friend or relative?

6 comments:

Boim Lebon said...

hi blog hopping here from indonesia.....you have nice blog :D :D

Chilco said...

Hello there! Is this child still waiting for a sponsor?. May be I can help.
Keep the good work going on!

Sarah said...

Hello chilco,
Thank you for visiting our blog. Yes, we were able to find a great sponsor for Richard! We certainly appreciate your interest. If you'd like more information on sponsoring a child, you can visit Children International's homepage at www.children.org.
Thanks again!

Chilco said...

Hello Sarah!
Good for Richard!. I'm a happy newcomer sponsor of three little angels, here in Chile. Cases like Richard's are sad, so I'm starting a little advocacy commitment focusing on them. If you know about some child waiting a long time for a sponsor, you could post it on this blog and I will run the sponsor-searching-machine ;).
Best regards
Christian.-

Chilco said...

Hello Sarah!
Good for Richard!. I'm a happy newcomer sponsor of three little angels, here in Chile. Cases like Richard's are sad, so I'm starting a little advocacy commitment focusing on them. If you know about some child waiting a long time for a sponsor, you could post it on this blog and I will run the sponsor-searching-machine ;).
Best regards
Christian.-

Sarah said...

Hello again Christian,
Why don't you email us at blog@children.org and we can get something set up for you. I like your enthusiasm!