Seeing children in rags begging on the streets in India is heartbreaking – yet giving them a few coins does not feel like a solution. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the scale of the problem, but there are ways to help. I have been volunteering for CRY America in Boston for 10 years. CRY’s unique rights based approach goes beyond charity and strengthens social structures that enable children to develop to their full potential. A lot has been done, but much more remains to be done.