an organization that helps bring clean water and AIDS education to Africans. It's called Blood Water Mission, and they blew my mind. Founded by the band, "Jars of Clay" I was thrilled to hear that they offer countless ways to get involved....
lemonade stand and then blogging about it so you guys could get involved this summer. I jumped at the chance. (I am, after all, Lemonade Makin' Mama right?) They hooked me up with a lemonade stand kit which included promotional information and posters, tee shirt iron-ons, balloons, tattoos, postcards and some photos from Africa. I was ecstatic. All I needed to do was add some cups, lemonade, and friends...
parties and gatherings. It's probably a sickness, but I don't care. I immediately began reaching out to bloggy buddies and local girlfriends, asking them to join and participate.
"LEMONADE" at the top of his lungs.
sugar. You know that's a recipe for fun.
bubbles. A lot of bubbles. And hula hoops. There were even challenges to see if one could blow bubbles while hula hooping. Ava rocked that one.
You can read more here... but they are doing big things for people who need big help. It's such a little thing to us, but one dollar can provide enough clean drinking water for an African for an entire year.
I'm not sure what your summer plans are this year... but I'd love to personally invite you to consider the tiny amount of preparation it would take to host your own little lemonade stand.
taking the time for, don't you think?
, here. (Or you can leave a comment on this post and be entered to win one right here with me!)
proud of our kids. They did a great job.
clean water for the next year because of the time they took today.
do it again in August, at a car wash! We already had the shirts and stuff.... just seemed like a great way to spend a couple of hours.
friends to join you. Agreed?
many sweet kiddos who enthusiastically poured lemonade and waved signs with smiles on their faces this morning.