6-Year-Old Raises Money For Clean Water in Africa
When I was a child, the idea of making a difference in the world would have been laughable to me. I was a kid, what could I do. Today, with the internet and the explosion of information available to all, children are becoming a force to be reckoned with! In this article from the Huffington Post, three such children are highlighted.
Ellie Schrock is one little girl with a huge heart.
The 6-year-old girl from Waterford, Mich., has been committed to bringing clean water to Africa ever since she was three years old. Ellie has made it her life’s mission to raise money for Drop in the Bucket — a nonprofit that builds wells in schools in East Africa for those who lack adequate access to water.
Ellie raised the $5500 to build that well. Go, Ellie!!
Rachel Wheeler, a 12-year-old native of Lighthouse Point, Fla., was able to help build Rachel’s Village — a school and community in Leogane, Haiti — after raising an incredible $320,000 with the nonprofit Food for the Poor.
Rachel Beckwith, a 9-year-old girl from Bellevue, Wash., didn’t live to see the astounding impact that she made on over 50,000 lives when she died of injuries she sustained in a car crash. Her efforts touched thousands of strangers, who ensured that her campaign for charity: water would raise upwards of $1 million to provide people in developing countries with access to safe drinking water.
In a previous article, I also wrote about the children at our elementary school working to make a difference in the environment. I’m so thankful to live and be raising children in such an exciting time!!