Project 320

Being a stay-at-home mom, surviving on one income is stressful!
Throw Christmas in the mix, and some days I'm paralyzed with anxiety.
Make ends meet AND have Christmas AND not go insane?

What? I'm not alone?

This year, I needed some perspective.
Needed to join hearts with good friends with the same passion.
To trade consumerism for compassion,
to make a huge impact.


Today I...

Took a shower.
Brushed my teeth.
Filled the coffee pot.
Filled the Christmas tree stand.
Ran the dishwasher.
Ran the washing machine.
Used the toilet.
Washed my hands.
Did some more dishes.
And lots more laundry.
Rinsed salad greens.
Ran baths.
Topped off my iron.
Fed my kids glasses of fresh, clean water.

Water, water, water...

Is it fair that today I whine & worry over trees & toys,
when today 4500 moms just like me are worrying whether their
children will live or die?

Over contaminated water?

When I think about how healthy and safe my family is, I have no worries.
I need nothing.
I am so blessed.

But those other moms need us.
Together, we can relieve some worry.

Last week was amazing.

We set out to raise $5000 to build an entire well for a village in need.

Dozens of sweet, generous, creative and caring women from all over the country sewed, knitted, painted, shopped, blogged, prayed.
Donated to Project 320.

Over 300 items.
Handmade and heartfelt happiness, to be raffled.

Before our eyes, a dream turned to reality.
Not only did we hit $5000, but managed to raise almost $9000!

Nearly two wells?
Clean water for 450 people?
For 20 years?

More than we dared to ask or hope.

Let's face it, the best part of this season is the giving.
Want to be a part of this incredible movement?
There is still time!
We are so close!


Let's celebrate Christmas,
support handmade,
and give LIFE.

2 comments:

  1. I love that this happened, and that I got to be a small part of it. I cannot wait to see it go past the $10,000 mark!

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  2. This brought a tear to my eye and made my heart feel overwhelmingly happy that there are people who care and "get it", and also sad that this is the state of our world and WE HAVE THE TOOLS TO CHANGE IT!!! So exciting that...like usual...you can take 1 step toward a dream and God will take uncountable steps toward you to make it happen! Awesome :)

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