Those who know me well, or well enough, know that I’ve been looking to work with a non-profit for a very long time. Many NGOs I’ve come across were looking for someone to work in-house on a daily basis. I have a 9-7 so that wasn’t going to work.
Then, I received an email newsletter from FXB International, a non-profit organization that aims to deliver sustainable results for children affected by poverty and AIDS. FXB was looking for a volunteer communications intern to work from home. The hours were flexible and it was only 5-12 hours a week. I saw it and said, “That is mine.”
Two days later, I signed some papers and was brought on board. I’m currently working to promote World AIDS Orphans Day, a grassroots campaign to draw attention to and advocate on behalf of the 15+ million children orphaned by AIDS. World AIDS Orphans Day is founded by FXB International and supported by a network of partners. We commemorate this day every year on May 7th.
This year, children in 4-8th are encouraged to enter in the 2010 World AIDS Orphans Day Essay Contest by submitting a letter on the following topic:
Millions of kids around the world have lost their parents to AIDS. Write a letter to Albina du Boisrouvray, founder of World AIDS Orphans Day, explaining what you think should be done to help these kids live better lives.
If you have a little one or know of someone who does, please feel free to pass this along. The winning essay will be posted on the World AIDS Orphans Day website. The author will receive a certificate from Albina du Boisrouvray, international humanitarian and founder of World AIDS Orphans Day, and $200 to be donated in their name to a charity benefiting children. For more information please visit, 2010 World AIDS Orphans Day Essay Contest.
If you have some extra room in your heart and on your blog to share this message with your readers, please let me know. I’d really appreciate your help.