Community is Key
Core Value #4 – Community is Key
4 Simple steps towards growing an orphan’s community
Taking steps towards positive change in the life of another can sound like a nice idea, in theory. Still, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and not know where to start. Choosing to look at the ugly underbellies of society with thousands of children living in difficult situations takes a strong heart to face. My husband calls it “being strong enough to look into the abyss of suffering.” The great thing is that once you’re able to look at the problem – the abyss- being part of the solution carries deep meaning and change to us personally.
Knowing where to begin in solving the problem of giving orphans community is a great step after knowing the problem exists, and we’re sharing 4 simple steps in becoming an advocate for children who long for a rich community experience.
What the children we see both locally and around the world need is community; or are a collection of people sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals in getting them the support they need to grow regardless of their past circumstances. While parents, grandparents, cousins, and mentors are fantastic to a child’s development, the reality is it’s common for orphans, foster kids, refugee children, and at-risk kids to have a low number of people advocating for them. Here’s where you can help. No matter your background, situation, income, or location, you can experience the transformation that comes from being a piece of the bridge that helps lead a child towards a better future that may have not had a great start. We all know giving helps the given: Like an orphan named Amaira who no longer has to beg for money on a railway platform. But, we often forget how much the giving changes the life of the giver – you and me. Here are some ways you can start being a part of a community for children that need one.
4 Steps to enhance an orphan’s community – And be transformed as a person
Provide a home. A home is one of those gifts that is more than a house. It’s a special place of safety to grow, learn, and be loved. If a permanent home through adoption isn’t an option for you, consider being a foster parent and give a temporary home to a child that needs one.
Share your time. Show your support by showing up. Our awesome events are a big way we simultaneously celebrate, grow, and provide awareness to communities in the area. Being a part of the OWR family creates a strong foundation for the kids that need our help.
Make it public. Sharing how you gave is an easy way to advocate for children in need. Liking and sharing the work that @OrphanWorldRelief is doing in the community and around the globe helps build an even stronger community for these incredible kids.
Donate hope. Nonprofits were hit hard by Covid, a $10 monthly donation can help change the life of a child. This kind of monthly support not only provides physical support but also brings with it the hope of a good future for children that are learning to hope again.
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