Sunday, April 17, 2005

It takes alot to be a kid.

Sunday was a gorgeous spring day without the deceptively sneaky wind, a perfect day to spend with the UVA alumni club and Horton's Kids. As a joint event for Cavalier Cares celebrating Thomas Jefferson's birthday, a handful of Virginia alums joined some regular volunteers to give back to a community that was a little less fortunate. The statistics were in stark contrast to what most of us had gotten used to growing up, the median annual income was $5000, 98% of the families are single mothers, 100% of the housing was Section 8 subsidized. Mothers in this area are used to throwing their children in the bathtub for safety as cars whiz by and bullets fly through the windows.

But these are things that children don't understand, they just want to play and be kids. They have every right to that privilege. We were very fortunate to be a part of that this afternoon.


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