I am sitting with my granddaughter Nkiru. She has made choices twice for Charity Challenges – first at the start of Charity Challenge, when she chose to make her gift to Heifer, and second time, to Nothing But Nets. Now I’m asking her to make another choice in honor of her 14th birthday. I’m giving her a gift of $25, which she has to decide how to use. Then I’ll match it with my own $25, and use my credit card to make the charitable gift.
She’s decided to make her gift to St. Jude Children’s Cancer Research Hospital. Here’s where I’ll make the gift. She says, “I want to help children with cancer. My mom’s a doctor and she works on medical issues related to cancer.” She adds, “I found out about it from a commercial I saw when I was watching America’s Got Talent.”
Nkiru and her family have started home for Philadelphia now, as I finish my post. I won’t see them for a few weeks. When I do, my grandson Kenechi will have started college at Cornell, and my newest grandson Ikem will be a couple of months old.
Posted on August 4, 2013, in Birthdays, children, disease prevention, Giving, Grandchildren, Health, Make a Difference!, matching gifts, websites and tagged America's Got Talent, birthday gift, Cancer, Nkiru, research. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.