I've got a new banner ad running on the right side of this page, and wanted to let you all know about one of the best ways we've found to teach our grandkids about compassion, giving, and the rest of the world. We're sponsors to Arif, a fifth-grader from India, through Compassion International. The girls have really enjoyed writing to him, and reading the letters he writes back. I think it was a bit of a shock when he said he lived in a cinder-block house, and he was very, very appreciative of clothes for Christmas (!). They know that the money we give helps to feed him and provides for his schooling, but I don't think they know yet what a difference those things can make for a child.
As Christians, we particularly appreciate Compassion's emphasis on Jesus.
If you've ever thought about sponsoring a child, I would highly recommend Compassion.