4 Ways To Give Back This School Year

If you and/or your children are able to go back to school each fall, you are very lucky. Billions of people around the world don’t have the same opportunity, and the fight for universal education is a global issue that we must combat together. For those of us privileged enough to bring our children back to school this season, here are ten simple ways to give back to those less fortunate this school year:

  • Donate school supplies. Check your school’s newsletters and announcements for when donations are being collected. Many local organizations also accept and distribute school supplies, especially during the back to school season. Let your kids be part of the process by having them pick out extra items at the store and telling them why it’s important to donate to others.schoolschool kids
  • Sponsor a child. Consider sponsoring a student to attend school this year. Dreams for Orphans provides sponsorships and schooling opportunities for orphans in Ghana that covers tuition, school uniforms, books, supplies, and the annual lunch program. We provide regular updates about how your student is doing and visit the schools regularly.
  • Volunteer. Find local volunteer opportunities in your community to see your charitable work in action. Getting your kids involved in volunteering at a young age will teach them valuable life skills and open their eyes to those who are less fortunate.
  • Shop Amazon Smile. If you use Amazon.com for back to school shopping, you can give back to a cause at the same time. Dreams for Orphans is part of the Amazon Smiles program, where a portion of your purchase will go to us at no extra cost to you. Simply use this link and select Dreams for Orphans then shop as normal!

 

classroomClick here for more information about Dreams for Orphans’ efforts to make education possible to all children in Ghana!

About the Author
My 24 years as a flight attendant have enabled me to travel and see much of the world. When I started going to Africa my passion was born to help the less fortunate and show my own 3 children this imbalance. I wanted them to know they had a responsibility to others as they grow up in a world that most things are readily accessible to them and are not to most the world. It is easy to fall in love with children in Africa. It is more difficult to find appropriate ways to help. Education was by far the first tool we knew could be powerful and effective. Combining this with improved environment, enables them to grow and thrive with food, shelter, medical care and most of all love.I travel to Ghana as a flight attendant monthly and enjoy taking my children on working trips as well as our own vacation time. Being on the ground making sure the DFO funds are carefully dispatched is rewarding and I am compensated by their huge smiles and hugs every time I visit. Seven years have gone by so fast and I cannot imagine my life without DFO and all the children. As Dreams continues to grow I relish the fact that the number of orphans we are helping is increasing. We are able to expand to more orphanages and provide education and safe environments to those orphans who deserve a rich and happy life.

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