It is Monday morning and you are walking to work. You notice a toddler playing near a pond. As you are about to walk past, he falls into the pond and is about to be drowned. What do you do?
Do you jump in and save the child even though you will be late for work?
Do you keep on walking expecting someone else to save the child?
For pretty much all of us it is a simple decision. We jump in and save the child. Our clothes, shoes, work and all else takes second place. If such a choice is so simple, why do we choose to ignore the millions of children drowning in hunger, poverty and illiteracy?
Is it a case of "Out of sight, Out of mind"?
The above example is from Peter Singer's book "The Life You Can Save". Singer makes the argument that we should apply the same moral and ethical values whether it is a child drowning before your eyes or suffering in poverty miles away.
As most of you already know, I volunteer with Vibha. Vibha is a non-profit organization seeking to better the lives of underprivleged children in India and US.
The Dream Mile 5k/10k Run/Walk is our flagship event for increasing awareness and raising funds to help underprivileged children. As part of our continued commitment to the local community, we have chosen My New Red Shoes as one of the beneficiaries of this Event
To find out more about how Vibha & My New Red Shoes are making a difference, please watch the following videos
If you believe that making a difference to the lives of these underprivileged children is not a choice but our responsibilty, please make a contribution.
$120 can provide education to a child for a whole year
$50 can facilitate the rehabilitation of a mentally handicapped child for a year
$40 can sponsor the non-formal education of a child for a whole year.
*All figures are based on the annual budgets of various projects funded by Vibha
You can donate via credit card or check. All donations are tax deductible. For more information about Vibha, please visit us at www.vibha.org