Have you guys heard about Invisible Children?
It’s an organization that was started by 3 college kids from Southern California. They want to stop the use of children soldiers in Uganda’s 25 year long war and they have already accomplished so much. They have built schools for scores of children as well as found them safety.
Sometimes I get so caught up in my own issues that I forget there are serious injustices like this in the world. These children are truly suffering. I spent my childhood driving my Power Wheels Jeep and watching Family Matters.And kids in Uganda are spending their childhood as soldiers? It’s terrifying and just plain wrong.
Here’s what you can do to help:
The Invisible Children founders were on Oprah last Wednesday talking about their 25 Campaign. Today, April 25th they are asking that people donate $25 dollars and stay silent for 25 hours to speak out against 25 YEARS of violence. $25 gets you an RSVP to Break the Silence events tonight across the country. Mumford and Sons, Plain White T’s, David Archuleta and various other hip people will be performing! (Space is limited)
And more importantly, that $25 also goes to help build the region’s first rehabilitation center, implement an early warning security network, support the international campaign to arrest Joseph Kony, rescue his child soldiers and bring peace after 25 years of war.
If you can’t shut up for 25 hours, let alone 25 seconds, at least consider donating $25 dollars here: http://www2.invisiblechildren.com/25
(I did, and no, I’m not above a guilt trip.)
Check out Invisible Children on Oprah:
And watch one intern talk about her quest to get Oprah’s support.
No one wants to feel invisible.