Betty Film – Adoption Level – Guide
Adoption level – Guide
Once I saw the pictures of the children in Peru who would benefit from the community kitchen and day care, I knew I wanted to adopt this project. I grew up very poor, but I had the opportunity to make a better life for myself, and that is what I want others to have.
I grew up very poor on a farm in upstate NY. To this day, I don’t like to eat blueberries because I spent so much time in my childhood picking them – not to eat – but to go door to door selling them to others. We didn’t get to eat them ourselves, and the money went to my parents to support the family. We had six children in the family and very little money even for the basics like food and clothes. We ate mostly potatoes and pancakes. My father died when I was still quite young.
I went to work and was able to put myself through school, though. I was lucky to have enough access to economic opportunity and education to make a great life for myself.
I have enough money these days to do a bit of traveling, and I see the need for people to learn about other cultures. I think that in the long run, that is what is going to encourage peace in the world. I would encourage others to adopt projects as well. You don’t have to donate a large amount of money – just donate something – YOU WILL BE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
Betty Film retired from her Executive Management position with the State of NY, but still serves as a Trustee in the Town of Colonie, NY, a position she has held for over 30 years. She is very active in her community and in a variety of social causes. She has hosted exchange students from all over the world for most of her adult life. Betty’s God Children, Toni and Bob, live in Bulgaria and you will get to meet them when we travel there.
Posted on: June 28, 2010 | Categories: Project Adopters