With team building charity work, you and your colleagues can make a small contribution that will make a huge difference in a child’s life.
Consider this: according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), nearly a third of all children in America live in poverty. That’s tens of millions of boys and girls not getting enough to eat each day, living in transient housing or homeless shelters, straggling through school and struggling through life. Turning this horrendous reality around is clearly impossible for one person to achieve.
You don’t have to go overseas to undertake a noble mission. You can find one in your own city.
Mission Kids Care is a vehicle for caring members of a community to help those less fortunate than themselves. Your winter coat, boots, backpack, even your favorite ink pen – they’re just there. You don’t think about them. You just use them and discard them without giving them a lot of thought. But the flotsam and jetsam of your daily life would seem like a treasure trove to thousands of children within a few miles of your home or office.
While America remains at the top of the heap among the wealthiest nations of the world, it’s near the bottom when it comes to taking care of desperately poor children. The physical, emotional and mental health of thousands of kids in your hometown are impaired because they’re living with parents who work but don’t make enough to live comfortably. They’re hungry, weary, and discouraged. They’re not only homeless, they’re hopeless because the stigma of homelessness can leave scars they’ll carry with them for a lifetime.
Through Mission Kids Care, your generous team building charity work can provide simple blessings to children living complicated lives – a warm coat or a notebook and a pencil, a backpack, even a toy. You’d be surprised at what a huge difference a little gift can make.
There is no better distraction from your own troubles than to focus on someone else’s, because it provides a golden opportunity to improve your own quality of life by making a difference in another person’s life.
The goal here is not to send you on a guilt trip. Rather, it’s to inspire you to take a trip to your local store and stock up on a few items that will brighten the life of a kid whose days and nights are equally bleak. Team building charity work is a great way to develop healthy relationships with your colleagues and members of your community who really need you.