Sunday, October 24, 2010

Two Hands

Fundraising efforts were not in vain, though somehow I feel like I've failed. Where did I go wrong? Only four people left comments. Did no one want to donate? Did no one want earrings? Was that a dumb idea? Did I not spread the word enough? Who do I think I am?! These questions flow through my mind as I write today. I don't mean to sound ungrateful. I was able to raise almost $70.00, which is better than nothing, but less than I expected. I guess I just really wanted the response to be more.  I am hoping  that folks donated something and just didn't want to leave a comment about it. I am hoping that at least people are more aware of the water and aids crisis in Africa. There are thousands of orphaned children because their parents died from Aids. Young children raising their own siblings, and with a water crisis heaped on top of that. That doesn't happen here in America. These people are people just like you and I. They don't feel any less or need any less of the basic necessities.

I want to thank those who donated and left a comment, and those who even bought some of my work, knowing that some of their money would help a child in need. Because I am so grateful, all of those who helped me in my effort will receive a free pair of beautiful earrings! (So, those of you who left a comment, please contact me with your metal and color choices!) It brings me such joy to be able to do this!

Because donations will be matched  for the next ten or so days, Our contribution will grow to 140.00...that is a nice chunk of change eh? So if you haven't donated and you are reading this today, there is still time to double your efforts! Just click on the image next to this post and it will take you to the site.
I leave you with a video by "Jars of Clay" who work tirelessly for this cause...using their gifts to make a difference in so many lives not only in Africa, but all over the world.


  1. Every little bit counts sister , it's not in vain. :) I really admire you for trying to your part to help. The need is so overwhelming but your efforts really do make a difference for the precious people.
    Much Love,

  2. Jennifer, thank you for reminding us we can make a difference. In the spirit of Dom Helder Camara: "When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality."


  3. Your efforts are valuable and offer a promise of good things for those you are raising funds for! Your generous heart is making strides and don't let the idea of failure taint your efforts! Be encouraged because YOU are making a difference!!

  4. Thing is, even if folks dont respond, you may have planted an idea in their heads. For example, because of you i made my 1st 2 on-line charity donations- one to the ASPCA (animals) and one to the organization behind Run for Congo Women. AND, I've been considering doing a similar proceeds-go-to-X like yours in my shop...
    i'd say that's a pretty good response...

  5. Jennifer, from all of us here at Blood:Water Mission- we are so grateful for your creative efforts, advocacy, and gifts. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please know that you play a significant part in bringing health and hope to our neighbors in Africa!


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