Thursday, January 14, 2010
A good place to give
UNICEF is devoted to "The State of the World's Children," always a noble goal, but especially important now, when we see the devastation in Haiti.
I admit it -- I'm an "America First" kinda girl. If a hurricane, earthquake, tsunami, etc., happens to another country, it doesn't grip me the way Katrina did. When I see celebrities adopting children from far off lands to draw attention to the plight over there, my first impulse is to scream, "There are children in Chicago who could use help, too!"
But this Haitian nightmare has touched even my hard heart. Especially when, this morning, I saw a plane arrive in Port au Prince from Cuba. If Cubans, who have less than we do, can pitch in, so can I.
So I made a donation to UNICEF.
For I'm not only a citizen of the United States, I'm a citizen of the world. And we must help children because they cannot help themselves.