I love what EOR does for the children of Ethiopia. I wish that I could give more, but my husband and I are on a tight budget. Luckily I have found an easy way to be able to give even without a huge bank account. Donating my birthday (through Facebook Causes) has been a huge success. I’ve donated my birthday for two years.
Instead of another sweater or gift card, I ask friends and family to contribute what they can to EOR. This year, with their help, we raised over $600 to build a mini library at Children’s Heaven. I can attest to how badly this library was needed. When my husband and I visited Children’s Heaven this summer, Hanna Fanta, the director, showed us the library. It was a small room with a few tables and unfortunately, there were more chairs in the room than there were books to read. That is NO longer the case. While there is still more work to be done in the library, it is off to a great start thanks to the generosity of my friends and family.
My son is quite the philanthropist as well. His first birthday celebration is tomorrow. He has requested (yep, on his own, because he is a baby genius!) that in lieu of gifts, people make a contribution to EOR for the ‘Buy a Brick-Build a Legacy’ Campaign. What little boy doesn’t love blocks and bricks?
If you really want your birthday to count for something, why not donate it via Facebook and build your own legacy too?