Ok, I'm ready.

Do you see what I made? A HUGE, GIANT Hoho!!!

And one of you can own this one.  Or the next one or the next one or the next one...

You get my drift?

After much pondering and praying and thinking and being open to His will, I kept coming back to basics.

Water.  I've worked with Charity:Water before and loved it.  I love seeing the actual impact of our efforts in helping others.

I kept thinking how much I take water for granted.  Completely.  I wash my hands a million times a day, we refill wading pools dozens of times in the summer, we play in the sprinkler, we take baths and showers, we wash face and water gardens.

ALL things people without fresh water cannot do with any sort of ease.

So for 2013, I've adopted Charity:Water. 

I appreciate all of your input and ideas, each one was taken to heart and thought about.

At the end of the day, I just couldn't get away from the ache my momma heart feels for those who cannot do the same things for their children as I do with ease for mine.

So I set it up...and sent out a letter.  Here's what I said:

Dear friends and family, I've been praying these last few months for a way to use my blog and skills for good, especially good outside of myself. I've been blessed to have found something I LOVE to make and people LOVE to adopt...hohos! It dawned on my that making HUGE hohos up for raffle would be a great way to encourage giving to those in need and a way for me to spread blessings to others.
For the 2013 year, I've adopted Charity::Water for my very own mission. Every $10 donation is equal to one entry into a {what I hope to be} monthly raffle to win that months HUGE hoho!


Charity water helps provide water to people all over the world in need of fresh clean water, something that you and I can use all day long, a million times a day is something that is just a dream for others. Just think for a moment if you couldn't bathe your kids, or fill their wading pool, or give them fresh clean water to drink? Sadly that is a reality for over 8 million people!


You can see a great video about this cause here:
Or track their progress here:
I'm raising money for clean water by making Hohos for Jesus! Water can make such a huge difference in the lives of those without it...just think of hygiene needs or washing food or farming!

Every $10 donation will equal ONE entry into the raffle to win that months HUGE hoho!

Help me raise $5,000 by Apr 7, 2013. Donate to my campaign here:
What's really cool about charity: water is that 100% of the money we raise will directly fund water project costs in the field, and they'll prove every single dollar. When the project we help fund is complete, they'll send us a digital completion report with GPS coordinates and photos of the community we helped. Here's an example.
Every little bit counts, so click here to donate to my campaign.
Thank you for your support! xo,
Crystal


 Want to help me and rejoice like this together at the end of 2013? 



Here's my link, I'd love your help. We're off to a great start! 




 
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4 comments:

Jennifer S. said...

Are others having issues trying to view your link? Every time I click on it, it says I dont have access. I will keep trying! This is so great!

Alvano Richie said...
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Oh Sew Liz said...

You inspire me to be a better person and to give more. I love this idea and I enjoy your blog so much!

Paula said...

What a lovely and generous idea! But, what is a "hoho"?

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