Famous author and New York Best seller, J.K Rowling has spoken up about her view of orphanages. Back in 2004, Rowling founded Lumos, an organization to prevent poor and disabled children and children from ethnic minorities be unfairly put in orphanages.
Last month, she spoke up about what she clearly thought about people limiting their help towards orphanages by just the means of donation.
Donors funding orphanages unwittingly contribute to the continued abuse of children in orphanages – better ways to give. -Lumos via Twitter
Celebrity chef, Jose Andres, then responded “What donors should do is visit the orphanage and volunteer at them, and if possible adopt. We support one in Haiti and my family volunteers!”
It only shows that these two public figures agree there’s more to helping than just donating!
She then responded with an explanation why she believes donating is not helping orphans the way they should be helped. Donations contributes to the never-ending abuse kids get. The intentions might be good but it’s not the solution.