Dear World of Children family and friends,
As the New Year approaches we are reminded of the words of Helen Keller…”Your success and happiness lies in you…”
2011 has been a year of great promise for those of us at the World of Children…through our Honorees we have supported dozens of children in receiving life-saving surgery in Belarus and the Ukraine…we have funded a new school for the deaf children of Uganda…we have funded a new pediatric ward in a hospital in Nigeria…and much, much more. All of you who receive this note have participated in these accomplishments.
However, we dare not rest on our laurels, for the needs of children globally are as severe as always…and yes, we know that we cannot end the problems as they are pervasive and persistent, but we can, and with your support, certainly do make a difference, one child at a time…adding up to many thousands of children every year. Please read just one account of a child we have helped in Guatemala this year.
Gandhi wrote, “I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.”
So as we all celebrate the renewal of a year ahead of us, let us celebrate what we have done, what we are doing…and let us commit to continue our commitment to the world’s most important and most vulnerable asset…its children.
We wish you all a happy and healthy New Year.
Harry and Kay