Before you order flowers for your significant other this Valentine’s Day, take a moment and consider helping save the life of a child with your flower purchase. I’m asking for something simple, seemingly insignificant even, but yet something with the potential to make a tremendous difference. Consider sparing one rose from your bouquet and donate that cost to help save a child.
Few causes are more dear to me than children, and Life for a Child is a charity I wholeheartedly support. Life for a Child is an International Diabetes Federation program aimed at providing diabetes supplies and medical treatment to children around the world. In many countries, a type 1 diabetes diagnosis is a death sentence. Families don’t have access to insulin and even if they do, they often don’t have the funds or means to obtain the medicine. Life for a Child works to garner “contributions from donors [to] go to established diabetes centers enabling them to provide the ongoing clinical care and diabetes education these children need to stay alive.”
So this Valentine’s Day, buy one less rose and share the value of the flower with a type 1 diabetic child in the developing world. Your loved one at home still gets flowers, and you both show some love to someone who needs it. Sounds like an easy win-win to me. Life for a Child is dear to my heart. Please consider joining our effort to make a difference. Follow on Twitter through #sparearose.
Roses are red; our color is blue.
Help save a life; help someone pull through.