Impoverished Children From orphans in Africa, to Children “In our own backyard.” We are all people, equal in the sight of the law. Why then should any of these young ones suffer while we stuff our faces with fast food, multiple possessions and Greed? In North America as we gluttonize, they starve. We throw away countless pounds of food and waste each day. They beg for bread. We complain about the price of gas, while they weep silent tears that are ignored, or pitied without real life changing empathy. Don’t press enter or any other key. If you are viewing this on a computer.
Ah He’s Just A Bum NO! He’s a human being with very real needs. What if we were in his position? It might be drugs, cigarettes, or it might be the splitting of the family. Maybe nobody loved him. Maybe there were no jobs, he’s just a child trying to find his way home.
Something Can Be Done <ul><li>If we just reach out our hands to our little brothers and sisters, we will one day find how great it is to be there when one is in need. It is better then gold or jewels. </li></ul>
What about poverty in Canada? We can be a beacon of hope. We need each other. Yes… Canada. We’ve turned away from the teachings of our Fathers. This is sick, and we are all responsible. Look at what we are leaving our children. Going here going there, all for not, for we are bare.
What Do you mean its my fault? We are our Brothers Keeper. All of us are to blame, because we walk on by, strutting along like peacocks forgetting about the little sparrows. Does God not feed the sparrows?
What about our children? “Does anybody hear her? Does anybody see? Or does anybody even know she’s going down today? Under the shadow of our steeple, all the lost and lonely people searching for the hope that’s tucked away in you and me.” Casting crowns, album Life song.
“ More sir Can I have some more?” Oliver Twist: Yes we are this cruel. “More?! You want some more?” He was punished severely for asking for the most basic of sustenance. Gruel. Somebody help her please… “There is a light at the end of this dark tunnel.
Bibliography “ Canada is one of the richest countries in the world. However, about 1,400,000 of its children live in poverty.” Four children die of poverty every minute http://www.freethechildren.com/getinvolved/geteducated/childpoverty.htm Our research using the statistics shows clearly that the 1.5 million children living below the LICO in 1996 are at a disadvantage. Their opportunity to succeed is signficantly lower than children in higher income families http://www.ccsd.ca/pubs/recastin.htm http://www.freethechildren.com/donate/haiti-earthquake-relief-fund/photo-gallery/ C:Documents and SettingsWelcomeMy DocumentsFree The Children - Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund.mht http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homelessness_in_Canada http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.greendiary.com/images/r_a_homeless_child.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.greendiary.com/entry/this-christmas-will-witness-120000-children-homeless/&usg=__FzqOspXf3mpzaWlGUS0lka-UlU8=&h=600&w=316&sz=31&hl=en&start=7&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=qeul6dSGR_2eeM:&tbnh=135&tbnw=71&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dchild%2Bhomelessness%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26rlz%3D1T4GGIT_enCA310CA332%26tbs%3Disch:1&ei=y-d7TbfCGI-8sQPP8LGXAw http://www.google.ca/images?rlz=1T4GGIT_enCA310CA332&q=child+homelessness&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ued7TbeBFM2JrQHu8YTXBQ&ved=0CE4QsAQ http://www.meldmedia.com/images_blog/STREETKIDS_PLAIN.jpg http://www.tehrantimes.com/News/10551/12_HOMELESSNESS.jpg http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/child_poverty1.jpg http://www.replant.ca/photos/2008/www-replant-ca_2008_kamloops_049.jpg
May God Stir your heart <ul><li>If you want to change the world you must first be changed. Author unknown. </li></ul><ul><li>If every child had even one piece of Love they’d turn out alright. Author unknown </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone can contribute in some way. </li></ul><ul><li>A house divided against itself will fall </li></ul>