As we enter into the holiday season, it’s important to remember that in the middle of Black Friday madness and feeling the annual pinch on the wallet, that we are – in fact – very blessed. We are very rich according to the world’s standards.
My good friend, Chris Marlow, started a non-profit a while back that works specifically with an orphanage in Zimbabwe. He just discovered that the kids in the orphanage are only getting meat once-per-month. They’re not starving (the eat 2 meals a day with rice and beans), but in order to be healthy and grow properly, they need it about-per-week.
So H.E.L.P. has chosen to do a Christmas fundraiser. As we all gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, spend time with family and friends, eat good food, and drink good drinks, I’m asking you to extend this “goodness” to the kids in Zimbabwe by raising $1500; which will provide them with the much needed meat for their diets.
Here are some suggestions from Chris on how you can help:
1. Donate directly to Paypal. 100% of all donations will go directly to purchasing the food. $5, $10, $25…anything helps!
2. Host a Christmas event: My friend in California is doing an “Ugly Sweater X-mas Party.” It will cost $5 to get into the party! Maybe you could do something similar!?
3. Sell something: Seriously, it’s the season of consumerism. Maybe you could pick an item, sell it, and donate the proceeds?
4. Get others involved: Your faith community, small group, youth group, co-workers, etc! Ask them to also help by donating cash, throwing-a-party or selling something they don’t need. Of course, all proceeds (Yes-100%) will go directly purchasing the food.
Here’s the main site where you can get more information or make a donation.