“Make a difference in the world – sponsor a child or family for just $15 a month.”

We have all seen the advertisements, but few people actually pick up the phone to call.

Becky Lindquist, a former PRHS student, made that call and has been sponsoring a Honduran child for about three years.

The child’s name is Denilson and he is seven years old. He likes soccer, drawing and painting. He has an older brother and sister and lives with his mother and father in Honduras.

Lindquist receives a picture drawn by Denilson and a letter from Denilson’s mother every year. Since the family speaks Spanish, a translator interprets the letters.

“I saw all those commercials and it seemed so cheap. It’s just 50 cents a day,” Lindquist says. “When I started having my own job, I decided I should put it to good use and help an unfortunate child.”

“It makes me feel like I’m doing something good with my money,” Lindquist continues.

Lindquist is supporting Denilson through Children International. Their focus lies in helping overcome poverty through education.

Children International claims, “As a nonprofit humanitarian organization, we strive to help children around the world overcome the burdens of poverty to become healthy, educated, self-sustaining and contributing members of society.”

There are several different organizations that help underprivileged families around the world.

“If everyone does something small to contribute, we can make a real difference,” Lindquist says.

If you have the opportunity to make your own income, help out someone less fortunate. Fifteen dollars a month, or fifty cents a day, is not that much. Pick up the phone next time you hear the commercial and sponsor your own child.

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