In 2009, I hopped on board with charity: water, an organization that brings clean water to people all over the world in developing countries.
Their message just resonated with me. For me, walking a few feet to my kitchen sink for a glass of clean, safe water was something I completely took for granted.
The idea that women and children walked up to 8 hours round trip for a few gallons of water that was neither clean nor safe really did strike a chord of "I can't even imagine that." What an embarrassment of riches my life truly is.
I shared their mission and launched a campaign and you, my blog readers stepped up in insanely big numbers to give what you could. Together, we raised over $8,700 for clean water.
Then a few weeks ago, I received the photos of the wells that you helped to build. We funded two projects in Ethiopia, serving the needs of 565 people.
There were two communities where the wells were built. The first was the Mai Adi Village. You can read about the work by clicking here.
The second project is in the Mai Tsatse Village. You can see more about that project by clicking here.
I just wanted to share this with you and express my sincerest gratitude for the support you gave. There are countless charities and causes in our country and beyond that deserve our support. When you have the means to contribute either time or money to them, well, I think that demonstrates the best that the human spirit has to offer.
I love that there are a few communities halfway across the world may not know what a scrapbooker is, but they at least know it's a group of people with a heck of a lot of heart and generosity.
You guys rock.