’tis the Season

It’s hard for me to embrace the season with joy when I think about all of our children who are living on the streets across the United States and the rest of the world.

Imagine how difficult it is for these children who have no home to go to, no parents to protect them and no idea where their next meal is going to come from.

At a time of the year where everyone is celebrating the version of the holiday season, these children have no means to celebrate. They won’t be receiving presents or even know from one day to the next where they will fall asleep.

I was talking with a fairly new contact in Canada a couple of days ago and she congratulated me on the work I am doing on behalf of our children.

I told her we have more than 15 million children who don’t graduate high school in the US and 7 1/2 million who will either be incarcerated or dead by the time they are 35 years old.

It’s hard to imagine we could be aware of these statistics and not only do little to nothing to change it, but actually spend more money on foreign aid than we do on supporting the future of our youth.

While you entire the season, however you choose to celebrate, please take a moment and choose to do something to help our children.