Speak Your Mind: Top children’s issues 2008

Have you ever thought about how  charities decide who to help? Especially when it comes to children’s issues – how do you decide which is most important?

If you have a child affected by a certain illness or disability or risk factor, that becomes the most important thing in the world to you…as it should.On a larger scale, when it comes to decisions that direct millions of donated dollars toward specific issues, how do you know the issue is real and the effort supported is really making a difference?

The Operation Kids approach to this has always been “listening to experts.” In February, our group of experts will meet to present from their varied and hands-on perspective, the top issues facing children in the U.S. and around the world. This meeting is important because it sets the agenda for our giving and focus for the coming year.With the access afforded by online communities, we would like to broaden the discussion a little.

I would like to ask for your help in preparing our 2008 agenda. I would like to hear from you: What do you feel are the most important issues facing your children?Please take a moment and let me know what you would consider the top five issues facing kids. The list may include anything you feel is relevant and widespread. Hunger, education, autism, bullying, juvenile diabetes…you make the list.Just comment below and let me know how you feel.

I assure you this; your responses will be read and used. We want to hear from you.Think of it as your opportunity to direct how at least one children’s charity spends it time and efforts in 2008. 

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