There are often issues in life that, luckily, we do not have to worry about. When devastation strikes parts of the globe often times it makes us realize the great things we have, at least for a moment. More often than not, that realization lasts only but a moment, and just as the prayers and funds slowly come to an end, so do our thoughts to those effected, and our gratitude for our own safety and families. There are horrible things happening to people all over the world on a daily basis. These are the moments we need to remember how blessed we really are.
April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month and in light of such a tragedy The Sweet Dreams Fund was set up at TellingDad.com and is spreading the word about this great program that will provide young children of abuse with some comforting items once they enter shelters. Obviously nothing can take the place of the hurt and damage that will stay with them, but these gestures will hopefully allow them to take their mind off what has been normal life for them.
The Sweet Dreams Fund, with our help, is giving out teddy bears, coloring books, and crayons to these dear little angels. TellingDad.com is asking for $1.11 per pledge. Any bit helps and when it comes to a great a cause as this. I hope that many of you will find that the smile on the children’s faces will be worth much more than a dollar, eleven cents. That’s my hope at least.
Child abuse strikes very close to my own heart and there was no way I could not donate, however I wanted to write this post in hopes that some of you, while you may not have experienced abuse yourself, seen it in your own family, or hometown, will understand what a great cause The Sweet Dreams Fund is to be reaching out to these injured children.
So won’t you please, head on over to TellingDad.com’s campaign here: http://www.tellingdad.com/111-campaign/ and make your donation. Be sure to spread the word, the more funds received the more children that can be reached. It really does take a village to raise a child, but the best village is that of caring, loving people.