As students and family of Texas A&M University, we're taught a few things. First, that life isn't just about us. OUR goals, OUR dreams and OUR well-being are all great, and even encouraged; but there has to be more. Selfless service, one of our core values, is the essence of living lives of sacrifice; being willing (and even dedicated) to give our time, talents and resources for the betterment of others. As former President George Bush put it, "this comes naturally to Aggies." Leadership, another core value of the Aggie Family, is the brave step to begin changing the world for good, and the driver for our efforts to defend the orphan. We believe children were meant to have families and that their lives were designed to be provided for and protected. That's why we, the Aggies of Texas A&M University, are committed to leading our peers, friends and family in caring for the orphan.
In some cases, it's a trip down the street or to another country to hold their hands, or to join in a friendly game of soccer. It's giving up a cup of coffee or movie ticket so that a child, whether in Bryan, TX or Gonaives, Haiti can eat and have access to clean water this week. Spring Break and Summer become opportunities to go visit these forgotten children, and not just another vacation or time to be lazy on the couch. By choosing to live differently and orient our lives around serving the fatherless, Aggies become rescuers; they give family to those what don't have one.
So here's the deal. Ags for Orphans is a place for the Aggies, for you, to do something. Something worthwhile; something selfless; something lasting. We know there are plenty of great organizations and lots of great causes to focus on. And we feel that loving, giving, and going; for the sake of orphaned children, is a pretty darn good place to start.