Everyone changes the channel when one of those “Sponsor a Child in Africa” commercials comes on, including me. It could be because we feel guilt about not helping others in need. It could be because the images make us sad. I always want to help, but I’m skeptical about large organizations. I question how much of my donation would actually go to help the children. So I decided to donate to an organization that I know all of my donation will go to helping the children. I know the people who run The Pines Orphanage in South Africa, a home for children who have been orphaned by HIV or AIDS. Phil and Alana Carmichael and their children have been friends of my family since I was a child. My parents have even visited the orphanage so I know the good that they are doing.
If you would like more information on The Pines or want to sponsor a child, feel free to leave me a message or you can visit this site to donate any amount you can: www.myaimi.org.