Be the Bridge.
There’s nothing more vital to a child’s development than love.
Like the rhythmic hum of a lullaby, love is the soothing reminder of a steady boat on rocky shores. It is what propels us through life's most difficult challenges. It's the ropes and pitons that helped us to reach the summit of who we are.
Yet, studies estimate that, around the world, 140 million children are deprived of the vital encouragement that is love. They are left to brace the winds of an unfamiliar world alone. Although nothing can replace the critical role parental love constitutes in a child’s life, we can still hope to ease an orphan’s journey by providing encouragement and support. Life demands immense courage from all of us, but especially form these children, who must take their first steps in life alone and without guidance. The Paper Bridges team hopes that through words and pictures from our community, we can construct a bridge to the hearts of these children, a bridge of strength, encouragement, and consolation; all done in the hopes that one day, they will be able to construct magnificent bridges of their own.