Why am I telling you all this, you may ask? Well, the bit of work that I've been doing for them is writing. (I know!) I'm adding a link to an article by yours truly: HEARTS OF GOLD FOUNDATION. They really do great work and you'd be amazed to know how far your dollar can go. 100% of donations go to those in need, as Hearts of Gold is generously supported by corporate partners to help them cover administrative costs. This year they are supplying gifts and food to 600 impoverished souls and, funding permitting, could easily double that, as the need is great here.
I encourage you to consider a small gift to bring a child joy over Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Duwali, Eid or any other holiday you care to (or don't care to) celebrate. You can buy live stock, food stuffs and other needed items or just send good old fashioned cash. They also accept monthly donations as Hearts of Gold Foundation provides continuous year round support to their partners here in Ecuador.
That's it for my cajoling. I've got some new installments planned for the near future, so stay tuned. Be well!