Now that black Friday and cyber Monday are over and the sales are gone, let’s get into the true Christmas spirit with GIVING! Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving!
We are all beyond blessed to have been born in America. My brother last year said that if you are in America, have no debt, and have $10 in your pocket, than you have more wealth than 90% of the world…. or something like that.
Last summer I was fortunate enough to get to go to the Dominican Republic with Healing Waters to help empower women and children through The Her Initiative (wrap up of that trip here). It was a truly life changing experience. Many towns in the Dominican republic don’t have access to clean water. Can you imagine? This goes way beyond no shower, no dishwasher, no brushing your teeth. With no clean water, many children contract diseases. The Her Initiative not only goes into these communities to set up water filtration systems, they also educate the women and children about how to use the water for health and hygiene. This organization is impacting peoples’ lives in a BIG way. And today if you give, you can have DOUBLE the impact because a generous donor has committed to matching EACH DOLLAR donated to work done in Haiti up to $60,000! This means that for every $1 you donate, healing waters receives $2!
Social media and millennials get a bad rep every now and then for always being on our phones and computers. But I think this is one of the most beautiful things about the social media age and electronics in general. You can change a child’s life with the touch of a button. If that doesn’t make you feel good about social media, I don’t know what will. Just like we can shop on cyber Monday from our couches, we can also provide women in children in need with clean water – the greatest gift anyone can receive.