Sister Berta calls on families to make a difference in the lives of children in need

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The stories and pictures are haunting. They paralyze some with fear. They leave others frustrated, not knowing what to do. 

When one of Kansas City's most beloved child advocates watched the shootings in Newtown, Conn., it prompted her to issue a challenge.

Sister Berta Sailer, the co-founder of Operation Breakthrough, is asking area residents to step up and make a difference in the lives of local children in need.

"We need to show them there are more good people than bad people," Sister Berta said.

Her challenge is simple: Do something -- anything. She also wants you to do it in partnership with your children to teach them the importance of giving.

"In this city, there are kids who don't have their basic needs met," Sister Berta said. "There are hungry kids.  There are homeless kids. There are kids without winter coats. There are kids without utilities."

Sister Berta said there are hundreds of agencies in our area that could use your help. She knows no one person or family can fix such huge problems. But if each family makes one small contribution, at the end of the year Kansas City will be a much better place for kids.

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