Thursday, September 13, 2007
gift idea for the person who has everything
You may recall my post about the balls that the kids in Uganda make. Rosemary sent me a bunch of them, and I have now gotten them all boxed up. For a donation of $25 to Change the Truth, you can have one. It comes with a card that contains the following message:
“There are over two million orphans living in Uganda. One hundred and fifty of them live at St. Mary Kevin Orphanage Motherhood, a special home and school just outside of the capital city of Kampala. These children don’t have much – no IPODS, no computers, no fancy gym shoes, not even toys. They make their own balls out of the plastic bags they find on the ground. They wrap the bags tightly into a round shape, then cover the sphere with banana fiber that they get from nearby trees. Sometimes they attach a short string so that the ball can be held in front of them and kicked about. Otherwise, the children simply toss the balls back and forth amongst themselves. They derive immense joy from such simple play!
A donation in your honor has been made to Change the Truth, a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities, as well as funds for food, clothing and medicine to the children at St. Mary Kevin’s. This ball was made by one of the kids there. Hopefully, it will serve as a reminder to you that beauty, joy and friendship can be experienced on the simplest of levels.”
Several friends of Change the Truth have already decided these will make great gifts for kids who can’t possibly have room in their lives for one more toy, electronic or otherwise!