"God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me—my whole life one long, obedient response."
Psalm 119:33-34 (Message)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What CHANGE can do...

Since January the boys have been saving their own money that they have earned to take to school with other friends who have been doing the same thing.  These kids together are making a difference in the lives of other kids they will never meet by giving their money to charity: water.

charity: water is an organization that builds wells in developing communities around the world for people to have clean drinking water.

As a school we are taking part in the Water for Schools campaign that builds a well in a school and bathrooms so that kids there can attend school instead of fetching dirty water for their families.

We are close to our goal as a school!  This month is a Penny War of BOYS vs. GIRLS and the winner gets 30 minutes of extra recess!!!  On top of saving for each month and going above their individual goal the boys have been saving for this Penny War.

We counted it today and they have saved $41.73

Two boys, 7 and 8 years old.  That is a lot of money they have saved to help others they will never meet!

As a mom of these two I am so proud of them and their caring heart to give up money that they could use to buy Icees at Target, or drinks at Starbucks, or Legos to play with.  The EASE and EXCITEMENT that they give teaches me so much of the JOY that comes with caring and giving.

So my challenge to you, whoever still reads my blog :)
Click on this link to see the difference that the boys and their friends are making in the past 5 months (mostly done with change) and donate $10, $20 or whatever you can.  Maybe you match what they boys have given.  Really the amount doesn't matter.  Just giving so others can have what we have an abundance of - WATER.  Make sure in the comment that you put BOYS, so the boys can start beating the girls and win this month!

Just imagine what life would be like without access to clean water...

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