My Friday blog post focus is on Children

a. In Pictures


A girl with her face painted takes part in a beauty contest for children during the annual Christmas fair in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (CSM)


A nomadic child peers out of warm clothing on a cold winter morning by a roadside in Allahabad, India. (CSM)


Khorramabad, Iran: A young girl wears a green headband, a symbol of the Imam Hussein family, as she takes part in a Shia Ashura religious festival (Guardian)

b. In Song

Included in Annie Lennox’s new Christmas album, Chistmas Cornucopia, is her song Universal Child

c. When I come across a charity one source I use the Charity Navigator to learn more about it.  They give The Children’s Health Fund their highest rating. 4 stars,

“Children’s Health Fund, co-founded in 1987 by singer/songwriter Paul Simon and pediatrician/child advocate Irwin Redlener, MD, is committed to providing health care to the nation’s most medically underserved children through the development and support of innovative primary care medical programs; response to public health crises; and the promotion of guaranteed access to appropriate health care for all children.”

What is your favorite song about children?  What is your favorite Charity that benefits children?