The Christian Foundation for Children and Aging is one of the most efficient and effective anti-poverty agencies in the world. They work by encouraging individuals in America and elsewhere to literally sponsor and care for their brothers and sisters, by name, person by person, in less fortunate circumstances. And they're headquartered here.
The approach is a natural fit for children, and beyond the benefit provided to those sponsored, CFCA programs instill in youth an appreciation of our common humanity.
Marty Denzer wrote about a recent encounter between a youth in El Salvador and students at St John LaLande in Blue Springs, MO in this week's paper edition of The Catholic Key.
Here's a little video about the girl they spoke with, Mirna:
Learn more about CFCA or sponsor a child yourself.