What Will $1,000,000 Buy?

Reprinted from Exchange Every Day by Child Care Information Exchange: What Will $1 Million Buy?

April 26, 2007
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

Did you ever play the game, “What would you do if you had $1 million?” Well, here are some ideas for you:

For $1 million you can pay for….

1. 22 minutes of playing time by Matt Hasselback, quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks football team.

2. 133 children to attend one year of Head Start.

3. One television show performed by Oprah Winfrey.

4. 333,333 doses of antiretroviral drugs for HIV infected children.

5. 480 minutes of work from Capital One Financial CEO Richard Fairchild.

6. 7 PlayPump water systems driven by merry-go-rounds installed at schools in Africa.

7. 1 BGM-109 Tomah awk Missile.

8. 36 early childhood lead teachers salaries for one year.

Sources:
1. “The World’s Best Paid Athletes;” www.msnbc.msn.com; March 22, 2006. 2. “The Future of Head Start” by Ron Haskins, Brookings Institute. 3. “The Celebrity 100,” www.forbes.com, June 15, 2006. 4. www.unicef.org. 5. “Forbes CEO Salary Compensation Review 2006, www.forbes.com. 6. “100 Pumps in 100 Days,” www.savethechildren.org/newsroom; March 22, 2007. 7. Arms Trade Resource Center, “The Weapons of Enduring Freedom,” by Frida Berrigan, www.worldpolicy.org/projects/arms/ 8. Exchange Insta Poll, www.ChildCareExchange.com; April 2005.

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