Sometimes it takes a child to clarify the complex

Posted on January 6, 2012

Five-year-old Katherine, watched over by her loyal dog, Bear.

We just received a kick-start-to-the-New-Year letter from 5-year-old Katherine.  Although penned by her mom, Katherine’s kindergarten signature was at the bottom.  Here is what she said:

Dear Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption,

My name is Katherine. I just turned 5 years old. I watched a movie recently about a young boy who was an orphan. The movie bothered me and I couldn’t stop thinking (or talking) about the little boy with no family.

I woke up one morning and decided I was going to do something to help that little boy who didn’t have a family. I made a sign that said, ‘Money for Orphans,’ set up my table and chair in the driveway, snuggled into my warm coat, hat and gloves, and sat outside for two and a half hours while Mommy watched me from the window. Of course, Mommy needed to bring me a mug of hot cocoa and a snack because it was cold. I collected $19 that day!

Soon, a lot of people heard about what I was doing and who I was raising the money for and decided to chip in, too. I am very proud to present you with a check for $88.77 to help you find a loving home for all the boys and girls out there that need one. I hope each of them find a family that loves, supports and completes them the way mine does for me.

Thank you for all that you do.

Love,

Katherine

If young Katherine can see the issue, get motivated, create a solution and act on it, then there is simply no justifiable reason for any of us to ignore the needs of children waiting to be adopted. Sometimes it takes a child to clarify the complex, to illumniate the obvious and to move us all to care. Katherine did that for me. You?

 


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