The Husband and I don’t have a lot of spare time. I’d love to do volunteer work in my own community, but that just isn’t feasible with my schedule.
Also — we’re not rich. My Husband is in medical school, and we both work hard to pay the bills and afford some small luxuries. But compared to many people in this world, we have a lot of money. I may overdraw our bank account occasionally, but we certainly have money to give.
When I asked the Husband is we could "adopt" a child in need, he barely paused before saying, "Sure. We’ll just eat one less meal out a month." His willingness to give warms my heart.
Meet our sponsored child:
Debika is 3 years old and lives in India. She lives with her parents and one sibling. Her family survives on $38.00 a MONTH. I picked Debika because her favorite hobby is running, and she was born on May 7, which is only 1 day before the Husband’s birthday.
For $22 a month, Debika will receive clothing, medical care, and assistance with her education. We probably won’t even notice the $22 is missing from our bank account.
If you want to sponsor a child, visit Children International.
How do you give back?
This is awesome Caitlin – that's so great that you guys are giving back!
We send money every month to the clinic and orphanage we visited earlier this summer in Honduras, and make trips there whenever we can. That doesn't happen often since the trips are expensive – but it's worth it. And we're in the same boat as you two! I work FT and husband is finishing up school and working grad student jobs which don't pay much at all. It's tough some months, but it's still easier for us to give to those that we know have less than we do already.