This is an attention-grabber, for sure. But the sentiment is true for many different causes, not just children’s causes. If we don’t know someone involved in a cause or can’t relate to it, does it have merit in our lives? If you don’t know someone that has breast cancer, is it less scary? If you don’t know someone that has depression, is it less real? I think this article is trying to get at a bigger picture of helping others even if you can’t fill their shoes for a day. Even if you don’t know what they’re going through because you haven’t been through it. Having compassion and giving support despite difference.