I believe it takes a village to raise a child. I believe that we all need human companionship regardless of whether we like it or not. I believe that everyone has the right to be accepted in a community. I believe that we should give back to these communities when we can. I believe in CARE Australia because of the work that they are doing by giving opportunities and empowering women and girls in their communities who failed to care for them.
Did you know that in some countries, it only cost $69 a year to educate a young girl in her community? $69 a year! We spend more than that as a family for one Friday Dinner. I think one day, I would suggest to M and say, "Hey, let's eat at home this Friday and donate the money that we would have spent to CARE Australia." :) I am not sure how that will go down but M is a pretty reasonable guy and he would most probably agree with me.
It's tax time for Australians and it is the perfect time to give generously. CARE Australia has made it easy with thier handy dandy Tax Calculator for Australians to see how much they would be getting back from the Tax Man for making a donation with them. By donating to CARE Australia,you will not only be assisting someone in need, but will be boosting your tax return at the same time.
With cuts to the Foreign Aid budget, a whole $7.6 billion over the next 5 years, by the Australian government this year, there couldn't be a better time to donate to charity. So give with an open heart and give as much as you can because what might not be significant for you, would be a huge significance to another.