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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Charity is never a bad idea

Eight year-old charity campaigner Katie Davies.

As a new year begins, it’s time to regroup and reflect on the little things that can be ameliorated by tiny adjustments. Owing to the economic woes worldwide, the act of giving may not be the first priority in people’s lives, but it’s such a relief to see that it’s still a viable practice for so man, regardless age or status. There is a whole new perspective to the meaning of charity itself, seeing that in former years there was an often negative--even degrading--perception of the taker. Our times call for immediate action, so charity missions are sought after deeds with diverse causes.

It’s impressive, let alone inspirational, to watch children organizing such campaigns. In the case of Katie Davies there are more reasons for admiration. The eight year old girl from Essex, UK went on to create a video so as to encourage her fellow pupils to donate for Canine Partners. What provoked her fundraising initiative was seeing the assistance and comforts that Sailor the Golden Retriever gave to her aunt's severe neurological condition. Because of the assistance Sailor and Canine Partners provided for her aunt, Katie chose to raise money for Canine Partners and launched an appeal to her peers. Her example is remarkable and proves that a big statement can come out even from experiences that are standing on doorstep. Her mum describes her as 'normally shy,' but I would go with incredibly bold. My resolution for the forthcoming year is to follow Katie's lead and put my energy and heart to an intimate vision.

Girl Museum is still raising money to 'house our new quarters,' so if you're interested in helping out, please do!

-Magda Repouskou
Junior Girl
Girl Museum Inc.

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