A great little story in the Advocate today about a 7-year old boy named Malcolm.
In an effort to teach young Malcolm the importance of improving the world around him, he was given $140 to donate to the charity of his choice. Upon hearing a radio news story about the mistreatment of gays and lesbians, he chose to give the money to the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and the Human Rights Campaign.
Included with his donation was a letter from Malcolm that read:
“I am sending you this money because I don’t think it’s fair that Gay people are not treated equally.”
The donation also included a note from Malcolm’s mother, who challenged the center to raise $27,000 in her son’s name. They’ve launched a campaign to do just that, and they plan to send confirmation that the goal has been reached along with a “big thank you note.”
Isn’t it nice to see kids being taught things like this as opposed to lessons in intolerance and bigotry from parents who condone bullying and hatred?
To help Malcolm’s challenge, visit here.