Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Giving Back

It is the time of year where lots of people give back to families and organizations. We all have causes that are important to us and we support those causes in many ways. I wanted to share two of my favorite organizations.

The Reading Village is an organization that brings books to children in Guatemala. There are many organizations that bring books to kids but this one is a little different. If you visit the website, make sure to watch the video about the founder. Instead of just bringing books to kids, Reading Village is committed to creating a culture of reading in Guatemala. They do this by training teen volunteers and making them leaders in their communities. The things that are happening are amazing as lives are being changed by books.

An organization I just recently learned about is Hannah's Socks. Again, I am in awe of an amazing child making a difference in the world. Hannah began collecting socks for people when she realized that many people in the homeless shelter where she was serving food, had no socks. She is now 9 years old and hopes to donate 60,000 pairs of socks this year.

Hannah's Story - In Images, Words, and Music | Hannah's Socks

These are two of the organizations I will be supporting this season. I would love to hear about the organizations you are supporting this year. I have learned of so many great organizations from blog posts I've read.


  1. A young man who was a student at the college where my husband is a professor (boy was that too complicated!) visited Honduras and was astonished by the children in orphanages and the living conditions nearby. He, and his sister, started Students Helping Honduras, initially with the goal of sending school supplies and it has grown immensely. It is an organization we have been lucky enough to support from the beginning and will continue to do so.

    Thanks for sharing the ones you are supporting as well. It is great to hear about other worthwhile organizations.

  2. thanks for letting us know about this. I always send a little something to Greg Mortensen's Three Cups of Tea site for schools for girls.

    I just voted for you on the edubloger awards, BTW. Congrats on getting short listed!


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