By Kathryn Dorrell
There’s a well-known African proverb that says that it takes a village to raise a child. One company and its employees in Saskatoon embrace this philosophy through sponsorship.
Modular Storage has sponsored more than 30 children over the years with World Vision through a program that it created called Restoring Hope.
“We sponsor because we have a good understanding of how blessed we are,” says Anson Liski, a sponsor and the son of the company’s founder.
“We believe we have the responsibility to do what we can to ensure that underprivileged children across the world receive the necessities of life. That way, they can pursue any opportunities that might arise later on in life."
Anson recently travelled to the Dominican Republic to meet Morelin, one of his sponsored children.
“It was a great privilege and it brought a human factor to the relationship,” says Anson. He adds that, for your sponsored child, meeting you can help him or her to better understand that people thousands of miles away are capable of caring for them.
That said, Anson is convinced sponsors get just as much – likely more – out of a visit.
“It is one thing to be told how fortunate we are and it is another thing to see and feel how, overwhelmingly, we have all the comforts this world can provide. This helps us to realize the importance of being grateful. I also got to experience, first hand, how sponsorship donations indisputably help a family so much.”
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