i suppose i knew about international development organizations since i was a young kid.
i remember walking around a Macy’s department store one day with my family, and saw there was a contest to design a tie, and if chosen, the tie would get made, and the proceeds would go to an organization that serves poor children around the world. being the artistic and (philanthropic) child that i was, i took one of the applications, drew up a concept, and sent it in…
a few months later, my mom received a phone call from Save The Children saying that i won a $500 savings bond and my tie was now being sold at Macy’s! i remember she called me downstairs and said, “did you enter a contest?” i said, yes…she said, “you won a $500 savings bond! let’s go to Macy’s!”
and here it is… 🙂