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10 Ways Millionaires Can Assist Underprivileged Children

Updated on January 11, 2014
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Kris Manley is a blogger, author, and speaker. She's a guest on radio in the U.S., Canada, and overseas, as well as a guest on network TV.

Underprivileged Children - where Millionaires can make a difference.
Underprivileged Children - where Millionaires can make a difference. | Source

People do realize that millionaires help people, but can more of them join in and be of some assistance to people; the answer is a resounding, yes! There are millionaires, and I dare say billionaires, who are money hoarders, and that’s not good for anyone. Maybe the millionaires need more ideas from everyday people on how to assist the underprivileged, especially children. There are so many millionaires that are giving a hand-up and not a hand-out to underprivileged children; so let’s celebrate those who are, but let’s encourage those who still need a little push to assist the underprivileged.

Pay for a child’s healthcare costs.

1. With healthcare being so crazy and out of control, millionaires can step in and pay for a child’s healthcare for a number of years. This would really assist the child’s parents out a lot. Funding a child’s annual physical would be great, and if the child is to have any prescriptions the cost of these would also be taken care of by a millionaire; of course all good things must come to an end so it would be up to the millionaire when to end this funding.

Upgrade the parents’ skills.

2. It’s better to teach a person how to fish than to give a person a fish, so with that said, it would benefit the child to have parents that can care for and sustain the family. A millionaire can pay for upgrading the skills of the parents. This upgrading does not have to take years, but there are trades that can be obtained along with certifications. Parents need to be willing to ferret out the necessary information that will allow them to fully care for their family. If the millionaire is willing to fund parents’ skills upgrade, there has got to be an “education” plan written and followed by the parents.

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Pay for a child’s college education.

3. A millionaire can “adopt” the college education of at least five children. Yes, there are millionaires who have foundations that do this, but there are millionaires that don’t have foundations and can still do this. The millionaire would have every right to review the progress of each “adopted” college student and require the students to graduate within a certain period of time. What a joy it would be to “adopt” the college education of five students and see them graduate, and then move on to “adopt” the college education of five more underprivileged students.

Create child book reviewers.

4. Millionaires can require underprivileged children to register as book reviewers in exchange for paying for their requested project(s). Have you heard of the saying, “Readers are Leaders?” There are plenty of literacy websites that seek children out to review books, and the children’s reviews are posted on the literacy websites. Reading expands the imagination, the vocabulary, and the understanding. The millionaire can even choose the books for the child to read – I think this is fair. Some children’s book review websites include:

  1. Spahgettibookclub.org
  2. Stonesoup.com
  3. Kidsreads.com

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Pay for a tutor.

5. Millionaires can assist an underprivileged child by paying for a tutor or paying for the child to attend a supplemental program/learning center. The child must not miss a certain number of days and, of course, a progress report must be provided to the millionaire.

Pay for a child’s new wardrobe.

6. A millionaire can do a trade – the child must change the way they dress for educational funding. Nowadays, the attire of our young people has a lot to be desired. The short dresses, mini skirts, sagging pants and the like will not make a child marketable in finding a job when he or she gets older, interviewing for an academic slot, or seeking a scholarship. If the child dresses like crap, then he or she will see NO funding. This may sound rough, but a line must be drawn in the sand if the child wants some assistance in order to succeed in life. A child may be underprivileged, but he or she does not have to look underprivileged. Dressing “smart” makes you feel better, and people treat you differently.

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Pay for valuable reading material.

7. A lot of underprivileged children’s homes lack good reading material. A millionaire can pay for an annual educational magazine subscription. The magazine can be from National Geographic or a money magazine that the whole family can read. Back to the point of a child becoming a book reviewer, as the books come into the home a free library is established.

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Pay for summer camp.

8. A millionaire can pay for at least two years of summer camp which most children love.

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Pay for computer and Internet access.

9. Most underprivileged children’s homes do not have computer access, and oh how this would open up a child’s world. Along with the computer, the millionaire can pay for Internet access until the child graduates from high school. With this the child can take the opportunity to fill out online college applications.

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Pay for money classes.

10. A millionaire can pay for financial literacy courses for a child to give them a foundational understanding of money management. The child can be required to take a series of four or five financial classes.

Please don't pick on the millionaires!

P.S. - All millionaires, please don't feel you're being picked on, because you're not. It would be great if some millionaires would read this Hub.

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    • Kristine Manley profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Kristine 

      4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks, I'm hoping some millionaires read this.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      These are wonderful ideas and hopefully some millionaire will take up a few of these suggestions.

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