Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Sound of Thunder

Wikipedia defines the Butterfly Effect as “…a metaphor that encapsulates the concept of sensitive dependence on initial conditions in chaos theory; namely a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere... The phrase refers to the idea that a butterfly's wings might create tiny changes in the atmosphere that may ultimately alter the path of a tornado or delay, accelerate or even prevent the occurrence of a tornado in a certain location.”

Half the Sky Foundation could be described as a butterfly that began one day by flapping its wings in Berkeley and changed life for hundreds of thousands of children halfway around the world in China. The seminal moment began when Jenny Bowen looked out her kitchen window at her adopted daughter and decided that there must be a way of bringing loving care to all orphaned children. Half the Sky’s work has reached an inflection point that will not only improve the lives of children in China’s welfare institutions, it will also provide the world with a proven set of tools for orphans everywhere. Our cause, raising $250,000 USD for Half the Sky’s programs, began with a flutter of inspiration that grew wings and changed the world. Take a moment to become part of the change and contribute to our cause. 

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