It's another 2 for 1 Friday! Since The Other Mama has her Friday Favorites blog carnival that I love AND Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life topic today is Favorite Charities, what better way to combine them!
Now if you've been reading a while, you know my love for Charity:Water. Water is such a huge issue for many countries. In Africa, people are dying daily due to the lack of clean drinking water. This charity is one I whole heartedly believe in.
I BEG you to check out their website by clicking HERE. You can also click the banner at the top of my blog to check them out. One way to get involved is to ask your friends to donate here for your birthday instead of getting you gifts. Awesome organization! Just AWESOME!
This weekend I found the most awesome charity and could be moving up on my list! ;)
It's a coffee shop called Land of a Thousand Hills. Click HERE. They have several locations and you can buy their coffee online. The company is literally transforming villages in Rwanda. They came in after the genocide of 1994 and are investing in coffee farmers and literally transforming lives. Please please please go to their website and check out their story. It's amazing!
My other favorite charity is St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital. St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made there have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. I had the priviledge of taking a trip to Memphis and visiting the facility. I can tell you that life is never the same once you've seen a room full of kids fighting for their lives with the most fabulous attitudes and smiles that you've ever seen. And because of St. Jude's, lives are being saved.
I think that most people are created with a need to help others. Sometimes the key is just finding an avenue to give that means something to you. I encourage all of you to find something that you can get involved with and give back. After all, we never know when we might actually need to reap the benefits of a special organization like these.