07 February 2010

Rice And Beans

I'm a big fan of the organization charity:water.  They sell bottled water in the US, UK, Australia and other Western countries in order to fund the building of wells throughout the developing world.  I encourage you to check them out.

But today I came across the story of an 8 year old girl, Riley, who decided to raise enough money to build a well.  One of her creative ideas for raising money (and facilitating the participation of the whole family) was to eat rice and beans for dinner every night for a month.  With the money they saved on groceries, they put $10 each night into a jar.

But then she recruited her friends and their families and her parents' friends.  30 days goes quick . . . anyone interested in helping this little girl build more wells and save more lives by stopping the spread of disease?

Those of you here at Les Cedres, I'm going to do this for the month of March . . . who's in??  Those of you elsewhere . . . what do you say?  Doesn't have to be $10/day . . . they're a family of 6 . . . but then again, why not?  How does that verse go??  For where your treasure is . . . .

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

YAM will be doing that for the month of March too!!! We'll be doing this together =)

Anonymous said...

YAM will be doing that for the month of March too!!! We'll be doing this together =)