Millions of people saw the Kony2012 video on youtube.
Many were affected and wondered what they should do about it.
Two young women from Maidstone dug a little deeper for a charity they could trust.
“We heard about Kony2012 and were concerned about the issue, but were also concerned about the organization,” said Holly Fleming.
“We wanted people to see what was really going on. With War Child, 90 per cent of the money raised goes directly to the kids who need it,” said Leah Banks.
Fleming and Banks are both young mothers of young children living in a peaceful community, but it doesn’t stop them from wanting to help the children of others not so lucky.
“Father Peter had heard about War Child and knew it was a reputable organization,” said Banks
“Kony2012 is scary. They raised a lot of money through their kits.”
Instead of attending a Kony2012 event last week and supporting that organization they decided to host their own event. Thursday evening they held a bake sale, silent auction and information night at the Anglican Church.
War Child pamphlets distributed to shoppers describe a 15-year-old organization working to reduce poverty, provide education and to defend the rights of children.
“Every year, War Child provides support to more than 200,000 children and their families in conflict and post-conflict communities around the world,” said the brochure.
For more information visit www.warchild.ca.