To be honest, whenever I approach a new “Decade Birthday” I set my intentions for the years ahead. For me, this new anniversary is “The Age of Gratitude” and “The Decade of Giving.” My focus is clear and “giving back” will be the goal of this decade (my ’70s). I am absolutely thrilled to start this heartfelt journey with my HSN ‘family’!!
I am so passionate about all the causes HSN CARES supports from Habitat for Humanity to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There is also a very special place in my heart for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. I can remember way back when I was a kid on Halloween carrying my little orange collection box house-to-house saying “Trick or Treat for UNICEF!“
Especially as a young child and still today, I cannot imagine living a life without the most basic needs like clean drinking water. Picture, if you will, not being able to turn on a faucet for a refreshing drink of water or to bathe yourself! Imagine not being able to go to school because you have to walk miles each way, everyday, to and from the village well with heavy water buckets for your family…Unthinkable, right? So many children around the world today go without the most basic necessities but we can step up and make a difference.
I have learned so much from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s President and CEO Caryl Stern but one fact that really resonates with me is how just $1 can and DOES make such a difference. Just $1 can provide clean drinking water for a child for 40 days! How amazing that it could be so simple to help a child; how miraculous that such a small amount could do so much good. As I enter my “Age of Gratitude” in my “Decade of Giving” I am exceedingly proud to begin here!
How do you give back to others?