Save the Children

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General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to help children worldwide by contributing to Save the Children Central Idea: Contributing to an organization such as Save the Children can help break the cycle of poverty that affects millions of children I. ATTENTION STEP

A. Attention Getter: Every morning that you wake up and eat breakfast, there are approximately 865 million people starting their daily struggle with persistent hunger. For every morning that you have the privilege of going to class, 300 million children head off to work where many will earn less than $1 a day or simply earn nothing. And for every day that this vicious cycle continues, there are 24,000 fewer Children in our world. (Chatelaine, Stripling 2012) B. Justification/Reason to listen: This subject is very relevant to each and everyone in this room, because every child deserves to live up to his/her potential. C. Credibility: Millions of children living in developing countries cannot depend on their parents to support them. Rather, they live each day with little more than the hope that someone more fortunate than them might be compassionate to them. By sponsoring a child through an organization called Save the Children, I have seen the difference less than $1 a day can make in a child's life. D. Preview Claim: Today, I’d like to encourage you to become involved with Save the Children. First, I will look at the desperate help children worldwide need. Second, I want to explain Save the Children and what they are doing to help meet the needs of these children. And lastly, I will show you that Save the Children is a respectable, legitimate organization that will put your money to work saving the lives of children. II. NEED STEP

A. Statement of Need: The requirement for organizations such as Save the Children in developing countries is very important because of two main reasons: poverty and poor education. It is poverty that causes 270 million children to work...
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