Today is interesting in that the world observes three International Days at once! Today is World Poetry Day, which is a UNESCO day; International Day of Nowruz; and World Down Syndrome Day.
Down Syndrome affects about 1 in every 800 babies born in the United States and is a condition that affects the way a child develops, both mentally and physically. You can learn a lot more about Down Syndrome here: http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/genetic/down_syndrome.html. Please consider helping out with research to cure Down Syndrome. https://www.dsrf.org/support_us/donations
The number of households living on less than $2/day per person surged by 130% between 1996 and 2011 in the United States. We are so used to talking about poverty in third-world countries that we often forget poverty is a massive issue right here in North America as well! Read more about this with CNN Money: http://bit.ly/xZOD6r.
For over 100 years, Christopher House has been helping with early childhood development. Usually helping children in low-income families, Christopher House helps build a foundation so that the children can attend school. We all know that education is one of the most important tools to help someone pull themselves out of poverty, and that makes Christopher House so valuable to our youth.
Philanthroper.com is featuring this charity today, and we feel it is a WORTHY CAUSE for your consideration! Can you spare a dollar to help an at-risk preschooler?