Wednesday, May 27, 2009

If you have just a little to give . . .

If you've read my blog at all, you know that I don't do this kind of thing. But this is one of those causes that truly seems doable-both in the amount being asked ($10) and the project itself-building a house for a poverty-striken family in Vietnam. Can you believe $1750 (the fundraiser goal) could build one or possibly two houses? Amazing.

I don't know Heather-but she's trying very hard to raise this money and isn't even halfway there-so her blogging friends are rallying around her . . .namely Laura and Kelly

From Kelly’s Blog:

For the past month or so, I’ve seen a fellow adoptive mom Heather trying to raise $1750 to build a home for a family in need in Vietnam through the group Giving It Back to Kids. Her deadline is the end of this month and she is still not half-way to her goal, yet.

Unless you have been exposed to families in extreme poverty, unless you have seen how many live in third world countries, it is hard to understand the term “shack.” A “shack” here in our country is not a “shack” in my son’s homeland. A shack there is a 5 foot by 5 foot area built out of scrap that could house a family with several kids.

Imagine what we could do if everyone gave $10 to Heather’s project? Even if ten of you do that, and then post this on your blogs, and then ten of your readers do the same, and on and on, we can get her to her goal.
If you have a blog, won’t you help us get the word out? If you have food on your table, won’t you consider contributing $10 or $20 to a family who you will never meet, but whose world will be forever transformed by your generosity?

It may seem that a few people giving a few dollars can never make a difference, but that is just not true. If you put a bucket under a dripping faucet, it may seem like it would never fill, but leave the bucket for a few days and that bucket will overflow with countless “insignificant” drops.

Go to Heather's Blog and CHIP IN!

Me again: So-if you're able-please consider a donation of $10 (or more!). If you win the double-stroller and don't need it-you could always sell it or donate it or something. OK-I'm coming off my soapbox and heading over to Heather's blog to donate my $10. Wanna join me?

Pics of Princess Josie to come soon . . .

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” – Mother Teresa


Heather said...

Thank you so much for blogging about my fundraiser and donating. I was also amazed such a little bit of money(by US standards)could change a whole families life. If we all band together I know we can do this. I have entered your extra chance for blogging. Thanks again.

Take Care,

Laura said...

I'm so glad you linked, too! Um, where are new photos and updates? I mean, it's been like two weeks. Just sayin'... :)