Children of Colombia

In May of 2012, I was at a Friday evening meal in Miami. As we were remembering some of the more humorous adventures of our time at the Colegio Colombo Hebreo in Bogota during the 1980’s, a petite but rather spry grandmother walked over and said: “You should write a book!” “But don’t charge for it,” she continued. “People won’t want to pay for it. Start a foundation and people will make donations!”

I was staring at this pleasant little lady, wondering where this directivewas coming from. Then, a week later, when I returned to Bogota, I was looking through some old school papers and found this:

FINAL EXAM: Composition: Write your own advertisement for a product or a cause.

One particularly alert student wrote:

"In this special time of the year, thousands of children do not have a present for Christmas or even they don’t have nothing to eat for Christmas. With a little help from each citizen of our city, 250 boys and girls will be happy and will remember Christmas as it is: a very special occasion for everyone. Contact to:
Daniel Voll: 
Send your contribution to: 'The Daniel Voll Foundation' 
1015 Raspberry Road, Peppermint, Strawberry Shortcake, U.S.A."

The address has changed, but the message was obvious. I needed to write a book. And start a foundation. The “Danny Voll Foundation.”

There are thousands of needy children, widows and orphans in Colombia (and around the world). Would you like to help?

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