Thursday, August 24, 2006

They are Tomorrow's Leaders

It is not surprising that the children of this country have more compassion and care for the victims of Hurricane Katrina than the Corporations.

School children across the United States have raised more money for Katrina relief efforts than many major U.S. corporations, according to a non-profit group, RandomKid, which has tracked donations by children.

Over $10 million was raised by school kids through bake sales, lemonade stands, car washes and other fundraisers, according to RandomKid. That's more than almost every major U.S. corporation gave. More than wealthy oil and petrochemical companies, such as Chevron and ConocoPhillips. It's more than what AT&T and Verizon gave combined. And it's more than major brand name corporations like GE and Coca-Cola gave.
To children, the color of the skin or the religion that folks worship does not matter, they see people. They see people in need and they want to help them. What an elementary way of thinking, perhaps the CEO's should learn from them by spending a day in school with the children. Apparently these greedy CEO's never learned about caring for people in need, they must have been absent from school when the lesson was taught.

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