Note From Kat: This post is from my very good friend, neighbor and monthly contributor, Liz Griffin.
Mamas, I’d like to tell you a story. And then invite you to join us.
Last spring my daughter Sophie and her friend Ana were celebrating a classmate’s birthday in school. A little boy in the class didn’t like cupcakes and became very vocal about how he would have preferred a different snack. Not sure what was wrong with him – I would have gladly taken that cupcake off his hands.
Mrs. Keltner, the teacher, mentioned to the kids they should be thankful to have a cupcake. She told them that there are kids all around the world who don’t get enough food to eat and would probably love to have a cupcake for a treat.
That struck a cord with Sophie and Ana. At recess they began to think about what life would be like if they lived in poverty, were orphans or didn’t have access to clean water. It made them sad to recognize that was a reality for so many kids. Despite the fact that they were seven, they decided to do something about it.
Fueled with a passion to make lives better for kids around the world, their charity was born.
The Glow Campaign. Creating brighter futures for kids.
The Glow Crew in South Africa visiting a day care center and learning how we can help children there.