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This afternoon, I began to wonder: What does $38 even buy anymore? Don’t go scrambling off to Google; I did the research for you! Ain’t I nice?

In average America, $38 can buy you:
Two Movie tickets, two large fountain drinks and a large bucket of popcorn. Add $10 if the film is in 3D. Add more if you need a babysitter.


Dinner for one and a half people, minus the drinks and gratuity.


Eight, Venti-sized Starbucks Mocha Frappuccinos (or, four Fraps and four sandwiches).


Two new hardcover books (if you get the right ones). If it’s a textbook though, change that figure to around 0.75% of a book.


0.63% of a new, big-name XBOX 360 game.


Three 24 oz bags of Wonderful Roasted & Salted Pistachios.
So, what can that same $38 buy my sponsored children?
*Deep Breath*
Bible classes, medical checkups, health and hygiene education, nutritious food, sports, field trips, community service opportuities, reading workshops, special celebrations, vocational training, health education, cultural programs, school supplies, tutoring, and homework supervision. In addition, reading classes are available for non-schooled children. Most centers also provide parenting education, Bible studies and conferences for the parents or guardians of the sponsored child.

Most importantly, that $38 can buy you LOVE like you’ve never known, and the knowledge that you have changed the future for the better – not only for the sponsored child, but for his/her parents, community, and, quite possibly, future children that your sponsored child may grow up to sponsor one day!

C’mon. You know this is the right thing to do. Nobody needs that many pistachios.
Sponsor a Child today.


(NOTE: All prices are in US dollars)