Yesterday Mother Teresa, revered for her work with the poor in India, has been proclaimed a saint just 19 years after her death by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican. This kicked off a lots of polemics about the reality of her miracles, about the money she got, where and how she had been cured while she was sick. But, putting aside conspiracies and debates, whether you believe in God or not, we must admit she worked hard to focus the world’s attention on India conditions.
And here we go back to my previous post about trust and giving, as we can do so much for the others. I promised to share the other charities I feel I can trust in, since I know people involved.
First one is Water Aid http://www.wateraid.org/ . We always take for granted the water that runs easily from our taps, always disposable, clean and safe. We shouldn’t ignore that there are many people (mainly women and children) who have to walk for miles to reach sources of water that isn’t always healthy. Water aid works with governments to reach all of their citizens with sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services. It raises money through the site and through special events, here’s Sandy Beales who run for Water Aid fundraising in UK, as many of us he believes that clean water and sanitation are essential for life.
Another one is Headbands of Hope https://www.headbandsofhope.com/ , I got to know it through Emily Sarmiento (credits to her for the pic below), who is pretty active in sharing these initiative. For every headband purchased, one headband is given to a child with cancer. You can also just make a donation instead of buying headbands or submit a specific hospital to receive headbands. Please notice that it’s only for hospitals in the US, but you can get involved anyway since they deliver worldwide.
Last one is Believe in magic http://www.believeinmagic.co.uk/ a charity that spreads a little magic to any child who is seriously or terminally ill by helping them to realise their dreams in order to make them smile despite all the pain they’re going through. There are so many option to give, so please get involved.
TRACK OF THE DAY: We believe- Steven Curtis Chapman