If you could get a $20 Christmas gift that would….
…….save a child’s life
…….give a mom extra time in her day
……give a family extra money to buy more nutritious food, shoes or school fees
would you do it?
Kind of a no-brainer huh?!
With $20 you can buy a charcoal-efficient stove for one of hundreds of thousands of people in Haiti who are still living in tents. These stoves use 1/2 the charcoal that a normal outdoor fire does. This reduces the toxins their kids are breathing in, and frees up money for other things.
The stoves are MADE in Port-au-Prince (creating jobs) and sold by local women (more jobs). What’s really cool is that this year they’re adding a unique serial number to each stove and they’ll tell you when it’s built and where it went. It’s another great project from The Adventure Project.
I’m buying one in honor of my Grandpa Jim. Because Christmas and coal always make me think of him. One year my mom made him this GIANT stocking (like seriously 2′ tall) and all us kids would put stuff in the stocking. I’m not sure who brought the lump of coal into the equation to begin with, but it made its appearance and each year it would go back and forth between Grandpa and one of us grandkids. Of course we never knew which kid was going to get it. We made a big show of being relieved it wasn’t us, but secretly we all loved the tradition no matter what.
So start your own fun holiday coal tradition and buy a stove this year.