The mission of the Kansas City organization, Operation Breakthrough is an all year long effort to provide children living in poverty with a safe, loving and educational environment in which they can develop themselves to their fullest potential. They also endeavor to support and empower the children’s families through advocacy, referral services and emergency aid. A worthy and noble cause to which I think we can all agree.
I don’t often talk about the charitable organizations I’m involved with but I’m making an exception in this case as I believe strongly in Operation Breakthrough. Out of all the citizens in this great city, I can think of none more deserving of our assistance, time, and money than the children living in poverty. Without the help of great people like at this organization, kids living at or below the poverty line have extremely limited opportunities to develop themselves.
These children and families are immensely grateful for everyone’s assistance. That gratitude comes across in the handwritten notes you receive for example, if you sponsor a family at Christmas. But Christmas comes but once a year and that leaves 364 more days these kids and families need to know they’re not alone. I come from poor and there’s two things I know to be fact. 1) I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to rise above those humble beginnings. 2) I know not everyone is blessed with the same opportunities.
Charity may start at home but it takes a village to raise a child. If your own house is in order, reach out to these amazing folks and do what you can. Take my word, it’s dessert for the soul.
“All my life, my heart has sought a thing I cannot name.”
Remembered line from a long-forgotten poem – Hunter S. Thompson