27 June 2012

Would you buy me a coffee?

{This post is from my new website but I felt it was important enough to come back here, seeing as I know some of you haven't been able to follow me over to my new site here}

A coffee- well, actually, a grande soy chai tea latte.  That is my drink of choice these days.  Iced on the rare occasion that the sun shines on us, hot otherwise.  They run just under $5- a clean five when I throw the change into the tip jar.

Five Dollars.

So, if we were out one afternoon and we stopped by a Starbucks, would you offer to buy my coffee?  Because it would cost you $5.

Do you know that if everyone I know and everyone Mr. Taylor knows donated $5 to the online fundraiser for the orphanage my mom is building we could have that security wall built.  Okay, maybe we don't know quite that many people, but if the people we know spread the word and all of their friends also donated $5- well, surely we would finish the wall.  And do you know what happens when the security wall is finished and the home is secured?  THE CHILDREN CAN MOVE IN!!!  Because they have to wait people- they can't move in until it's finished.  They can't sleep in a bed or have a room of their own or live in a place that they can call home.  Because in Uganda, it isn't safe to move the children in and bring in the supplies without a security wall.  And so we wait.  We wait until we can raise the money to finish the wall- and the sooner we raise it the sooner those kids are off the streets.

It's a coffee people.  It is less than a martini.  It is five dollars.

Please visit the fundraising web site and consider donating something- anything.  And then, share the link and the story with your friends.  You have no idea how much it will be appreciated.  It is a couple clicks on your computer, a quick post on facebook or twitter, an email to friends.  It really is so little considering how it will change the life of some children far away.

And, if you need incentive, how about this~

Mr. Taylor has offered to donate one of his bowls every time we raise $1000 I will draw a name from the list of the donors in that $1000 and send the winner a bowl made in our studio by Mr. Taylor.

You can find the blog for the entire project here~