The world needs help, in many places, in many ways. But how can one person make a difference? Are the problems too large to overcome? Does giving money actually help anyone?
We all have at one time or another felt that our donations are lost in the shuffle, not efficiently utilized, or put towards a problem that seems insurmountable. Many people have been left frustrated, feeling that their charity has lead to little accomplishment, other than claiming a personal tax deduction.
The objective of Focal Point is to set up projects focused on one tangible situation somewhere in the world that could use a little help. A school in Asia that needs a bus, a hospital in Central America that needs supplies or a village in Africa that needs a pump for drinking water, to name just a few. We pinpoint one project at a time and put our resources together to fix that singular problem, then move on to the next.
The versatility of the project will allow us to undertake a project ourselves or help raise money for a program already underway. The ease of this model will also allow us to change the focus and location of our work with each project. People who wish to donate will know exactly where their help is going. As long as there are places that need assistance and people that want to help, there will be work for us to do.
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