Did you know that 1 in 5 children in the United States live in Poverty?
It’s astounding. And heartbreaking.
And even worse this number continues to climb as it was only 1 out 6 kids a few years ago. Yesterday, I was able to participate in a call with Julianne Moore and Save the Children about their Valentine’s Day Cards: Designed by Kids for Kids to help fight poverty.
This program is really unique and one us Mothers can really put our arms around by buying these Valentine Day cards for our kids to use – a great way for us to make a difference and teach our kids how these cards are making a difference versus the Tinkerbell or Toy Story cards they might initially be drawn to from Target.
How it works: When you donate $25 today you will receive a set of 24 limited-edition Valentine’s Day Cards (2 cards of each design). Your donation will support Save the Children’s work to help children living in poverty in the U.S. You can buy the Save the Children Valentine cards here.
How can we engage kids in the fight against poverty?
Julianne Moore offered her perspective on compassion fatigue that so many Moms speak of today. Her advice is that, “Parents don’t need to feel like they need to do so much. The important thing is to do a little bit and raising awareness is okay.”
She suggested that giving back is all about the, “collective energy and we are all in this together.
She also talked about encouraging our kids to give back and really enforced that every little bit helps. She said her daughter will do brownie sales off her front steps and raise maybe only $20. Still, this is an important lesson and makes an impact because then they will let her select a charity to send the money. What a great way to involve the kids.