Monday, December 6, 2010

See the Life You Change

The other day, the younger one suddenly piped up. " Mamma, let's buy all these bamboos and send them to China."
"Pandas are dying because they don't have enough bamboo. If we give them this bamboo, they will not be hungry."
"I am not sure it's a good idea."
"But, Mamma, Pandas are endangered. If we don't give them bamboo, they will all die."
"In that case, let's give money to people who can buy bamboo and feed it to the pandas."
"Okay, but are you sure they will buy the bamboo for the panda?"

He sure doesn't trust anyone!

In case you are like my younger one, and want to make a difference, but are not sure if your dollars are going where you think you should be going, do check out the website of the organization I work for-, where you can actually 'See the Life that you Change'.

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Jen Chandler said...

That's so cute. I love how children's minds work. They see a need and think, "Well, just buy it and mail it to them!" If only it was that simple :)

Thanks for the link! I'll check it out.


Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - I so admire the way you have taught and modeled for your sons how to truly care about others. No matter what else they learn from you, that is one of the most important lessons. You are such a fine mother!

Clarissa Draper said...

It's sad that we've become so distrusting but it's true that a great deal of money we donate often doesn't go to the people in need. I think we need to be generous but cautious. You have a smart little boy. And cute too! What a great pic!


slommler said...

Smart boy!! I agree with Clarissa. One never knows! Good to be sure.

LTM said...

oh, that is so sweet! And he's so smart... Can you believe--one of our neighbors has bamboo in her yard, and my youngest said, "That's what the pandas eat!"

curricula standardized worldwide? International Panda campaign??? ;p

Deb and Barbara said...

I love that he knows his stuff already! And that he's clearly compassionate and savvy in equal measure.
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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for passing on your website!

Amey M said...

He is a smart kid and with compassion; now that is a great combo!

Holly Ruggiero said...

So sweet and caring - and smart enough know to ask questions.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

What an inventive little boy! He's got a lot of heart. :)

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Your son proves that kids are so much smarter than we give them credit for.

What a wonderful web site and causes. Thanks for letting us know about it.

Anonymous said...

Such a compassionate child!

Hart Johnson said...

What a cutie! Kids are so funny, what they get in their head.

Ellen aka Ella said...

Love the photo, what a kindhearted boy~ My daughter did something like this. Now, we try to do things locally where we can see the change or how our actions affect others.
I will check out your site, I think it makes a huge impact to give back!

Great post!~

Ellen aka Ella said...

I mentioned you on my blog today~

Mary McDonald said...

You son sounds so sweet! My daughter woke me up this morning telling me that wolves are endangered and that she learned there are wolves in the northern part of our state. She's hoping to see one some day. lol

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Jen - kids are cute, aren't they?

@ Margot - the one thing I wnat my kids to be is good human beings. I do hope I succeed.

@ Clarissa - I couldn't agree more. I've work with non-profits for 8 years, and know the other side too.

@ Sue Ann - my job is to make sure the money goes where it is supposed to ;-)

@ Leigh - I am sure it is standar curriculum everywhere.

@ Barbara - that he sure is. And it is a rare combination, I know.

@ Alex - thank you, for checking it out.

@ Amey - thank you. And yes, I do have great hopes from him

@ Holly - he is all of that. AND he is mroe than I cna manage

@ Oddyoddyo13 - kids are smart, aren't they?

@ Jane - thank you, Jane.

@ ladyfi - I think most kids are, if they are allowed to be.

@ Hart - that they sure are

@ Ellen - thank you, and Thank You.

@ Mary - wouldn't it be great is she does.


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