The world’s largest environmental organization celebrates 4-year-olds as a fundraising mechanism.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there are certain milestones that children aged 4 – 5 years can be expected to achieve. Among them:
- counting to 10
- correctly naming “at least four colors”
- speaking in sentences “of more than five words”
- using the “future tense”
In the world inhabited by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), however, a child’s fourth birthday is an opportunity to pay its own bills – to fundraise and then to brag about it.
Over at the WWF Canada blog, there’s a post with the following headline: For his 4th birthday, Quinn got the birthday gifts of his choosing, and WWF got $110!
It includes a photo of a dark-haired moppet. His birthday money ended up in the hands of the WWF via a program in which friends and family contribute cash “through the charitable…
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