Supporting the Ricky Martin Foundation

| March 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Can you think of anyone better to help than children? I can’t. First, because I love children. Only for a couple of months now, I am a father myself and feel blessed and full of joy, every time the little guy laughs at me or shows me his cool moves. Second, parallel to this pure joy and love, because I do realize that many children in the world are less fortunate. By far less fortunate than I ever was or people I know.

Let me just bring up some key words and facts to make my point:

It’s estimated that every year, about 1.2 million children are trafficked (CHILD TRAFFICKING) in order to exploit them; exploit them by forcing them to work, commercial sexual exploitation, prostitution and other forms of slavery. That’s about 4 kids in the two minutes it will take you to read this article and hover a bit over – or 3,287 per day! Raped, sold, beaten. Little kids.

About 50 million children start their lives every year without access to basic human rights like BIRTH REGISTRATION. Thus they have no identity, they become invisible. Such invisible kids are exposed to the other dangers mentioned here far more easily than kids who officially exist.

40 million children under the age of 15 suffer from VIOLENCE against them, ABUSE and NEGLECT; nearly 115 million children don’t have access to schools and a proper EDUCATION and more than 10 million children under the age of five die each year (all according to Unicef).

Instead of re-inventing the wheel, I want to support organization(s), who are already doing remarkable work and where I/we can be sure that every help given to them, reaches the ones who need it. One such organization is the Ricky Martin Foundation in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It’s a non-profit-organization, aiming at helping children in the world suffering from the above mentioned circumstances.

What I especially like about them, is their (almost immediate) reaction to disasters like the recent ones in Haiti or Chile. There is not a lot of talk, not a whole lot of planning and theory, but you quickly see stuff happening; you can follow that via the RMF Website, their twitter account or the tweets of Ricky Martin himself. Authentic, quick, effective. Gotta love that.

I find that really cool and sincerely hope that you will help me support their objectives as a way to use the publicity this project “Santiago’s Dream” is receiving from so many countries – a way to give back. You can click right here to get t their official donation’s page.

Sincerely yours,
Henry A. Freeman

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