Thursday, April 14, 2011

my next step in learning to wear charity

At the beginning of the year, we we built a well. The best thing I have ever done. I can't wait to see how it all pans out.

So here we are 4 months later, and another amazing opportunity has come up for us. Jon Thornton, my hero, mentor and brother, has started an amazing idea. We run. We get sponsors and run and the money we raise goes to a need.
Last month Jon and the amazing Kristi ran a half marathon to raise money for Women for Women International's program for women in the eastern Congo. Because of they took their hobby and put it to a good use, women in the Congo, the worst place in the world to be a woman, are now getting resources to help them get educated, a job, and some saving money to help them. How inspiring is that?!

So what can we do next? I have been interested in the organization of Invisible Children for sometime. As I was getting ready for Bay to Breakers, Jon asked, why not run for good with it? Brilliant! So May 15, Jon and I will be running the San Francisco's 100th Bay to Breakers. Our goal is to raise money to send to Invisible Children.

I talk a lot about wanting a better story, for my life and others. The stories coming from these children, are ones that they should have never had to live. So here is chance to better their story, to give them a chance at childhood.

So here is where you can come in...I am in College, meaning I'm poor. So I know asking for money is a rough thing to do, but if you can spare a few dollars awesome! I'm keeping it low, just $1 per kilometer, so B2B is as 12K, so $12.
If money is not an option there are a few other things you can do. Spread the word, help get out what we are trying to do. I'll be posting the Run For Good site soon there you can have more info on what we are doing.
The last thing I am asking, is much more simple. Prayer. Pray for us as we get ready for our run and reaching our goal. Prayer for the Congo and all that is happening there. Prayer for a better story.

I'm really excited about this. I hope you can be too. Please contact me if you have any questions or ideas.

Friday, January 7, 2011

We built a well

6 months ago Scott came to me with this idea, let's build a well so people can have clean water.
Done. It's such a simple solution to help so many people. Brilliant. This is what I want to do.
So we began. Scott used the community he had created with Incognito to create a conversation with them about the project. They were they biggest part of this project, they listened, talked, and contributed in major ways to the project. They spread the word and made others aware of the project. So to them I owe the biggest thank you.

We did it. We built a well. With the contributions of so many people, the Incognito Coffee Community Well will be built in a place that will change the lives of those who get to use it.
We won't find out where it will be for a few months. I cannot wait. I'm so excited about all of this!

So to anybody else who helped with this project, thank you, thank you so much. You have created an amazing story.