I honestly had no idea that Paul Walker was such a dedicated humanitarian. Thank you for bringing this information to the forefront.

I think that a lot of people are under the mistaken impression that they can’t afford to contribute to charitable causes; they have made some sort of assumption around the amount and decided the amount is more than they can afford.

The truth is that everything helps nonprofits working towards improving circumstances for our most needy populations. There is no “minimum”. I started my children on helping those less fortunate when they were very young. We have mailed single dollars or handsful of change many times, because that is what they had to give.

When my son was in kindergarten and we lived in this little run-down one bedroom shack, an apartment building on our street burned down. The kids' school set up donation bins, unbeknownst to me. AJ came home that afternoon and asked if he could have the money in our change jar-there was probably 50 bucks in quarters and dimes. I asked him why and he said,

“For the bins at school, mom!”

I didn’t understand what he was trying to tell me so I told him he could take a little, but to leave most of it because it was for emergencies.

He started to cry these big tears and he spun in a slow circle in our living room with his arms outstretched and he said,

“But mom! Look at all we have and they have NOTHING! You said we give what we can. They don’t even have anywhere to live anymore.”

So he took it all.

Because, look at all we had.

I think we tend to forget that here in the states. How relative the terms poverty and disaster are.

Anyway, thank you for the information.

Sorry I detoured. I had forgotten all about that day until now.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.