Thursday, August 14, 2008

Clean Water

My blogs are usually a bit whimsical and light hearted, but today I thought that I would change that up a bit and blog about something a bit more serious, and something that I think everyone should know about. Why, because I'd like to do my part in helping by getting the word out :-)

As I was applying my face today (aka putting on my makeup) I realized that I was almost out of my absolutely favorite, wonderful, amazing eyeshadow - which will not do! I've never been able to find a color similar to this one, and the shade is just perfect for me and anyways, I could go on and on and on, but the point is, I'm loyal to it.

Of course I immediately hopped on etsy and headed over to the amazing Mixology Makeup for some of the amazing mineral eyeshadow that I was craving and I discovered that not only was this awesome store helping me to save my skin from the crap-tastic chemicals that are in the makeup from your local mass-merchandiser, but that Rae is also helping to save the world! So of course I had to buy an extra jar! :-)

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"To celebrate the wonderful buzz Mixology is receiving, we want to share our blessings! Our goal is to be able to sponsor 1 clean water well in an African Village through Blood:Water Mission (www.bloodwatermission.com).

To do this, we need to raise $3,000, so we will be donating $1 per item Sold, NOT $1 per sale! If you buy 5 items - we donate $5! Our hope is to sell 3,000 products for the 1000 Wells Project by December 25th, 2008. Can we do it?

With your help we can, we are fortunate enough to never think about where to get clean water only what clean water to choose. Did you know $1 = 1 year of clean water for an African! The 1000 Wells Project is building 1000 wells and clean water projects in 1000 African communities. Businesses, churches, schools, artists and individuals are collecting funds so they can sponsor the construction of wells in Africa. In the process, they are learning about how HIV/AIDS affects African communities, and what it means to partner humbly with communities to pursue transformation.

Help us spread the word - Right now 3,000 products seems an impossible goal, but I choose to believe in Incredible things, not Impossible things!
Thank you for purchasing makeup so we can donate to Save Lives. Beginning Tally: 383"


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Awesome right? Now seriously, go there, buy makeup, look good, and help someone in need.

5 comments:

Victoria said...

Very inspiring!

Rocki's Rock 'n Beads said...

What a very compassionate heart they have, and yes, very inspiring.

Bobbi said...

I love people who "pay it forward". I didn't even know you could get makeup on etsy. I will check it out, for the makeup and for clean water! I noticed you live in PA. We lived in Williamsport for three years while my hubby did residency. Love, love, love PA

Mooney ♥ said...

Oh gosh, that's awesome!!

I've been eyeing her shop, but I don't wear makeup that often, so I'm not sure if/when I'll ever need to buy any... haha...

Though that's completely awesome, when people support such a cause.
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Thanks for sharing!!!
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ElegantSnobbery said...

that is wonderful!!! And thank you for sharing!