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Last year I was reading a fellow bloggers post about Compassion International. Compassion International is a Christian child sponsorship organization dedicated to the long-term development of children living in poverty around the world. At that point, our family made the decision to sponsor a child in need from Uganda.
For minimal money a month, we could actually give a child a meal a day, ability to attend school, necessary medical care and of course, hope. Our family feels wonderful that we can do this but the more important lesson was the that our son learn that there are much less fortunate children around the world and that he can help. When Capital One asked if we would like to help spread awareness for the Wish For Others campaign, I knew sharing our story about Precious, our sponsored child, would be perfect. Through a campaign called “#WishForOthers,” Capital One is hoping to help make the holidays a little brighter this year by helping to share and grant people’s wish for others.
I asked my son what his wish would be this holiday season and he agreed that wishing for peace, happiness and health would be wonderful for Precious and her family. Here is a sweet picture of Precious below.
See my son’s wish for Precious on video.
Isn’t our little man adorable? So proud of him!
We would love for you to share your #WishForOthers for a chance to make it come true. Be sure to visit your local Capital One 360 cafés wishing booth in a city near you if you are out and about this weekend shopping and to submit your #WishforOthers for a chance to make it come true.
You can visit the Wish For Others site to see where your local booth is (ours is in Boston this weekend!), view rules and regulations as well as see what others have submitted as their wish. You can also visit their Facebook Page and Twitter page.
Your wish can be about anything. What would it be?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Capital One. All opinions are 100% mine.
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