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It's Giving Tuesday Today!

It's Giving Tuesday!! What's Giving Tuesday you ask?

#GivingTuesdayCa is a global day of giving. After the sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a time to celebrate and encourage activities of making a donation, volunteering time, helping a neighbour or spreading the word, in support of charities and non profits. 

For years, I have played a large part in our consumeristic society. It's hard to not be like the society and culture you have been raised in. All this time I've been trying to "keep up with the Jones'". But, more and more I find myself having with no desire to buy things I don't need. I find myself fighting hard against society's strong push. More often now, my Malawian friends' needs and wants are the bar I see set before me.

Today, on Giving Tuesday, I think of my friends in Malawi who are already struggling to find food for themselves and their children. As subsistence farmers, they rely on healthy crops gleaned in April, to last them a full year. Many many families have already run out! My heart cries out for our friends living in absolute abject poverty ... with nothing but a few pieces of clothing each, mud floor and walls, and grass over their heads. And my heart aches at the contrast of our planet, as I think about how people have spent the last few days of their Thanksgiving weekend in a frenzy to fill their lives with wants, not needs, in the hopes of filling their hearts at the same time.

Will you spend a moment with me reflecting on what we have, what we need, what we want, and those who don't have an option to think on these things?"

- Julie Seath

Would you consider Love a Village this Tuesday?

Christmas Gift!


Do you have someone on your list who is hard to buy for or already has everything? Consider giving them a gift of hope for someone else who doesn't have anything. The person on your list may not need food or shelter or a toilet. But there are people in Malawi, whom we are helping, who DO need these things. Consider giving your loved one the gift of helping someone else.

Love a Village will be helping to reduce poverty in the community of Luhomero, and increase their independence and self-sufficiency in the following ways:

  • Clean water - bore holes and household water filters
  • Food Security - fruits, veggies, livestock, forestation, and fertilizer 
  • Health & Hygiene - toilets and wash stations, and girls hygiene classes
  • Education - tuition scholarships, school supplies, and life skills training
  • Basic Shelter - new construction, repair, tin roof installations  

Your Christmas Gift donation can help accomplish this!

Your friend or family member will receive a lovely Christmas donation card from Love a Village.

$20, $50, $100 might not feel like a lot here in Canada, but it will go a very long way in Malawi. 

Would you consider giving a Christmas Gift donation to someone on your list?
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These beautiful children are singing a song they have just made up.
It is one of deep thanks (taonga chomeni)
Simply, for the stickers we were about to give them.
The gratitude of these children is overwhelming to experience,
 when you feel what you are giving them is so small.
But it isn't small to them. It is a gift.
An expression of, "I love you and I care about you."
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