I have been involved with CRY America for the past 7 years. I started off as a volunteer at the Festival In the Park in year 2005. Inspired by the cause, I joined the Pittsburgh Chapter as a core group member and served as President from 2007-2011. In all those years, I have worked with several CRY leaders/volunteers and got a first hand account of the change that CRY America has brought about.
CRY America, does not believe in charity. CRY does not run schools, orphanages or dispensaries. Instead, CRY partners with NGOs working with children, their parents, and community. CRY's role in these partnerships goes beyond mere funding; working with NGO partners to bring about long term and sustainable change to the lives of children, by empowering them to address the root causes of illiteracy, poverty, and exploitation.
With over 17,000 donors and 500 volunteers, CRY America has impacted the lives of 411,359 children living across 2,254 villages and slums through support to 56 projects in India and USA. To continue with this impact, CRY Pittsburgh Chapter is organizing the Annual Walk for Child Rights. I will be walking this year and urge you to do so by registering online.
If you cannot attend the walk this year, I would appreciate your donation to the cause that is very dear to me. I want to raise $500 for the cause, and if you can give $5 or $10 or $100, I'd be indebted. Thanks to those who have given, and thanks if you can give at some point in the next few weeks ... and thanks for your good wishes if you can't.