All She Wants Is Her Birth Certificate For The Holidays

by Aeryn Lynne

Every year, 51 million babies are not registered at birth according to Plan Canada. Even for a global count, that number is incredibly high.  It might seem like just a piece of paper, but it's so much more. It's a yes or no kind of deal. Do you have your birth certificate? If yes, then you can go to school, you can get a job, you can vote and be heard. If you're not registered, you're stuck with no health benefits, no education, no rights.  It's a sad reality, but you're essentially not a person when it matters without that piece of paper.  It doesn't take much to turn that around though.

Right now we can help change the fate of five children; when you purchase one birth certificate, a government, foundation or organizational partner will match your donation four times over. Five souls will be a step ahead, because they can prove who they are and have basic human rights behind them.

A birth certificate is such a simple thing, but it can determine how far a person's potential can go...

Speaking of donations in general, have you shared the wealth yet this season? Do you set aside a specific amount to give each and every year or just give what you can, when you can?

 

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Aeryn Lynne

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Living in Superman's Metropolis (aka Toronto, Canada), Aeryn Lynne found a way to entirely over-share everything she loves, and make a career out of it! Ultimately a geek, she waxes poetically over technology, fights for fashion-equality, squees over comic art, and literally sparkles, thanks to her makeup addiction.
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