My son, Harry, who some of you have watched grow up on this blog celebrated his 10th Birthday! It seems like just yesterday when Harry's tooth was loose and Wanna, a Cambodian blogger, taught us about the Cambodian tooth fairy.
As we were singing happy birthday, I realized that Harry is growing up with having social networks and generosity in his life. This is not limited to external trends, but we're trying to model philanthropic behavior in this house. He has watched his mother celebrate her birthday and use it as an excuse to raise money for the Sharing Foundation, a charity that cares for kids in Cambodia.
He's too young to set up a birthday campaign on Facebook Causes and asked me to donate $10 to the Sharing Foundation. He hopes that you too will consider donating $10 to the Sharing Foundation in honor of his birthday.
The Sharing Foundation's core volunteers are, like me, parents of adopted children from Cambodia. And, like our family, they want to encourage their children to give back to Cambodia. Whether it is cash donations or in-kind contributions, part of the holiday season, as a birthdway wish or just because it is important for us to support work that takes care of children in his birth country. Harry is not the only Cambodian adoptee who supports the Sharing Foundation. Kanaha S, also adopted from Cambodia, asked her guests to donate new underwear for Roteang Orphanage children in lieu of gifts at her 8th birthday!
This year, I'm sitting out the America's Giving Challenge, but this group volunteers, parents of Cambodian adopted children, and board members took the plunge into Facebook. I'm doing a little coaching from the sidelines. They don't expect to win the grand prize, but have doubled the number of people and dollars in the TSF Facebook Cause!
So make a donation of $10 or more between before the Challenge ends on November 7th, help Harry's birthday wish come true.
You can contribute to the Sharing Foundation here.