All She Wants Is Her Birth Certificate For The Holidays

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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6 Comments on “All She Wants Is Her Birth Certificate For The Holidays

Amanda @TheMommyMix
December 16, 2014 at 10:29 pm

I have donated to the Children’s Wish Foundation in the past but at the moment I am donating every month into a fund for myself and my family to one day own a home. I do hope to again be able to donate to some form of charity or be able to adopt a family in need.

Lisa @ Fab Frugal Mama
December 17, 2014 at 11:38 am

It’s the little things we take for granted in our society… and it’s amazing to think that funding the purchase of one birth certificate will help 5 kids get them.

Maya Fitz
December 17, 2014 at 11:53 am

It’s amazing what a piece of paper can do and mean. We’re so fortunate to get ours easily in Canada. I almost take it for granted. What a great campaign. We donate throughout the year to Sick Kids and CAMH and on-going to various charities such as most recently, the Movember campaign. This holiday season we’re donating a lot of baby gear to The New Mom Project and toys to Toy drives.

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos
December 17, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Seriously, I didn’t even know that this was a problem .. shocked! Yes, every one should have one! I so agree!

Joann @ Woman in Real Life
December 17, 2014 at 2:51 pm

What a wonderful gift idea! The things we take for granted in Canada are many… Our main giving each year is to Plan Canada for our foster child.

Stephanie Keeping
December 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Wow! I never thought about this. It’s amazing all the little things we take for granted.


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