WHat we Do
It is no secret that the world is becoming increasingly smaller. We just can't afford to live in our own little bubble any longer. As more socioeconomic issues become even more complicated every day, it is easy to sit back and focus on our immediate surroundings, pretending it doesn't matter to us personally and somebody else will fix it. This excuse just can't cut it. It is our duty as global citizens to help further progress wherever we can, especially when we have the ability to. And how do we make the biggest difference? We change the future through the children. It is this ideology we followed when creating the Children's Assistance Initiative.
We are based in Omaha, Nebraska, a small suburban city where a disconnect definitely exists between us and the rest of the world. Our Spanish teacher from Panama, Señora Glasford, made us more aware of other societies and cultures around the world. Societies and cultures that are in need. We realized it would be a huge disservice to the world if we let these people continue to suffer.
The Children's Assistance Initiative works to change that. We connect with places of need all around the world in an effort to contribute what the people there need. It could be a project to provide water to an area where many go thirsty. Set up a system where volunteers could come and help out in any way they can. Send school supplies to schools that lack them. Fund medical operations for individuals who don't have the money. We want to help in the best way we can: personalized for everyone's needs.
So what can you do?
Anything, really. Our online store has been set up in a way that you're able to buy a variety of supplies that will be delivered to children in need. This way, you can choose how you help. After purchasing the supplies, we are able to make purchases that cater to the children's needs. For example, we will personally purchase shoes for the children in their sizes, so they will not be receiving items they cannot use. If you would like to volunteer, we have areas where that is possible as well. Just fill out an application form on the area's respective volunteer page, and we will contact you with more information. Just the desire to help is enough. We are ready to help you help the world.
Giving has never been easier, and we hope this fosters an initiative to provide for the rest of the world.