What comes to mind when you think of summer? The beach? Mosquitoes? Staying inside to escape the heat? Our summer experiences add up to form individual pictures of the sunny season, often with positive and negative paired together, like swimming and sunburns, camping and dirty clothes. Usually the inconveniences are worth it to enjoy the activities we love most.
But have you ever thought of using those good and bad memories of summer to help children in poverty?
We put together a short list of items from our gift catalog that are summer-related. Some of these may remind you of the pieces of summer you’d rather go without (like bug bites) while others will bring back treasured memories.
We made this list because we know it can be hard to choose what to give. Having more than a few options can make giving overwhelming. So this way you can have fun and choose a gift with a personal connection! And if you’d rather see all the options? Browse the full gift catalog here!
Soak up the sun (or stay close to the fan) and get inspired to find new ways to give to children in poverty. Who knows ... maybe this will become your new favorite summertime tradition!
How many summer evenings have mosquitoes ruined for you? It’s as if they’re on a mission to annoy us. But for families in extreme poverty, mosquitoes are more than a nuisance — they can be deadly. Mosquitoes carry malaria, the Zika virus and other dangerous diseases. Children who contract these diseases can miss school, seriously harming their educations (and thus their chances to later escape poverty). Their health care can cost far more than a family in poverty can afford. And they could even die.