Playing It Cool
Keaton, age 11, Gentry Rose, age 7, Georgia
When Gentry Rose and her brother, Keaton, held a big sale in their yard, she realized something: “I think giving away my toys and selling them is just as much fun — or more — as still keeping them.”
The siblings held the sale to raise money for their family’s sponsored kids — Mwendwa in Kenya and Genesis in Bolivia. They sold toys, books, dress-up clothes, cookies and lemonade while telling customers about Compassion. One customer decided to sponsor a child! Keaton and Gentry Rose raised almost $600.
Keaton sold all his toys except his Legos, but he doesn’t miss them. “It made me really happy to help Mwendwa,” he says.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.