As a child, I dreamed of being a ballerina. I bet you didn’t know that about me. I wanted to one day dance on stage in a grand theater. I so looked forward to going to my ballet class every week, and as I got older and better at dancing that one night a week turned into several nights a week. I was very blessed that my family had the means to let me live that childhood dream. I’m sure my Mom would have rather spent her evenings doing something more than providing chauffeur service to and from Miss Shirley’s Dance Studio. I was also very fortunate to be healthy enough to take all those ballet and pointe lessons. Not all kids are that lucky.
As a mom, I have enjoyed watching my son out on the soccer and football fields. I always got so much joy from seeing him do his best, and have fun with his team. I think I sometimes take for granted how lucky I am to have a child who can run, laugh, and play. A healthy childhood is something we all deserve, but sadly that’s not always the case. All over the world children are being denied their birthright of enjoying laughter and play, for lack of proper nutrition. Can you imagine such a travesty?
The numbers are startling. This year alone, 3.1 million children will lose their chance to play forever as a result of undernutrition. Undernutrition is robbing children worldwide of their childhoods. Without the foundation for good health that comes from proper nutrition, a child’s ability to reach his or her full potential disappears.
Vitamin Angels believes that being able to experience the joy and wonder of childhood is a basic human right, one that can be restored – at least in part – with vitamins and minerals. It’s that belief that has inspired the Give Childhood campaign, sponsored by Vitamin Angels. Vitamin Angels currently supports programs in nearly 50 countries from Africa, to Asia, Latin America and the United States.
The Give Childhood campaign aims to raise awareness for Vitamin Angels’ cause and the problem of undernutrition worldwide. Give Childhood back to children in need by helping to support the Give Childhood campaign.
Vitamin Angels is raising money for the Give Childhood campaign, through 12/31/13 to reach 1.2 million children with lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals in 2014.
The good news is that anyone can help. Vitamin supplementation is a simple and cost-effective way to give childhood back to at-risk children. Just 25 cents will give one child the vitamin A he or she needs for the entire year. You can help by visiting Vitamin Angels Give Childhood to make a donation that will help deliver essential vitamins and minerals to at risk children in need.
In 2014, with your help, Vitamin Angels will reach over 40 million children with lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals in nearly 50 countries, including the US. $300K is enough to Give Childhood to 1.2 million children around the world in the form of lifesaving vitamin supplements. Your support today will give the gift of childhood to those in need worldwide so please donate now.