The past 5 years our family has gone on mission/humanitarian trips overseas. The thing with going to these places is that you always go intending to help someone and the reality is that you come back changed. Little by little, year by year, OUR hearts have changed. They have grown more and more open towards others and specifically towards those less fortunate.
One of the things we decided to do this year was not spend money heading “over there” but instead look for ways to help right from where we are. We’ve found ways to serve, give, and grow our hearts without having to take a plane ride. One of the ways we are doing that this year is by partnering with Charity Water.
Charity Water is an AMAZING organization that just celebrated 10 years. Every single dollar you give goes towards clean water. Not one penny goes towards payroll, paying rent, maintaining a website, or donuts for their break room.
To understand just how important water is watch either of these videos.
If you have 2 minutes, watch this one.
If you have 20 minutes and a box of kleenex watch this one.
So today is my birthday and I am turning 39. And here is what I’m asking you to do:
I’m asking you to give.
It’s that simple. I’m asking you to give a one time donation of 39 bucks. (That’s like buying two Blu-rays.)
39 bucks gives someone clean drinking water for 1 year.
39 bucks give a woman her dignity back.
39 bucks gives a young boy a chance to go to school.
39 bucks gives a young girl her future.
All of these things and so much more happen when people have access to clean water.
It literally takes less than a minute to go online and give.
I’m convinced every single person reading this has 39 bucks they can spare.
Maybe you wait another month on that grill you’ve been eyeing.
Maybe you don’t buy those “essential” oils.
Maybe you don’t go out to eat this week.
Maybe you dip into that wedding account.
(Trust me, you can’t buy anything wedding related for 39 bucks, you ain’t gonna miss it.)
Maybe you are a college kid and your parents gave you a credit card.
Use that bad boy without even asking!!!! (I’m looking at you Beckie.)
I’m daring you to give.
I’m daring you to change a life.
I’m daring you to do the one thing this week you can look back on and be absolutely sure it was the best thing you could have done with 39 bucks.
Go give. I dare you. https://donate.charitywater.org/alexm/best-birthday-ever
Oh yeah… about those mini sessions…
Anyone who donates $150 bucks or more gets a mini session. You can’t beat that.
(Once you donate, send me a copy of your receipt and you’ll be signed up.)
Donate here: https://donate.charitywater.org/alexm/best-birthday-ever
You get amazing photos of you and your people…
5 people get clean water because you decided to get your picture taken.
Mini Session locations & dates:
Austin: October 8th
Dallas: October 15th
Tyler: October 16th
One more thing…
My beautiful bride has a birthday coming up 2 days from now. All of you people who are always telling me how amazing and how wonderful she is… this is your chance to let her know that… by donating 74 dollars.
Nothing would fill her heart more to see this campaign reach our goal of $5,000 bucks.
Give 39 bucks. Change a life. It’s that simple.