By Marc and Craig Kielburger– Jun 14 2015
We admire idealism and anyone who wants to take on a social issue with their advocacy or financial assets. Society needs more passionate people who want to change the world. But the world doesn’t need more charities.
This may be a surprise, coming from two charity founders. But 20 years ago, we didn’t set out to launch a non-profit. Our goal was to empower ourselves and other young people to take action. Free The Children was born after we scoured the phone directory (in 1995, we didn’t have home Internet) and realized there weren’t any organizations dedicated to helping kids tackle local and global issues. Existing charities only wanted our parents’ credit cards.
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