When I saw a clothing/sheets drive for orphanages in Haiti in the church bulletin, I knew immediately this would be perfect for my monthly charity project. The orphanages in Haiti were in need of mostly children's undergarments and sheets. I threw in a cute fishy onesie as well though.
Ironically, about a week after I collected and donated these goodies for the drive at my church, a family friend emailed me regarding donations for a mission trip she and her daughter. They would be traveling to El Salvador on a mission trip with Starfish Orphan Ministries at the end of the month. (They actually leave for the trip today so feel free to follow along with their adventures here.) I knew immediately that I wanted to donate to their cause as well. They were looked for similar items, but I just donated some money this time.
I also thought it was ironic that I ended up going to see Annie on broadway earlier this month. Totally resonated with me in a whole new way since I had been focusing on these two projects during the month as well. Perspective changes everything, I suppose.
How are you helping make the world a little brighter place for those less fortunate?