Helping mothers and babies through the Child Survival Program in Ethiopia (phase 2)

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Did you see the announcement Tsh made last week  on Simple Mom? SLM is once again partnering with Compassion to sponsor a Child Survival Program in Ethiopia and we’re raising funds for phase two.

Friends, there are many reasons that I love being a writer and the opportunity to participate in things like this is one of them. I was SO proud to be a part of the fund raising for phase one of our CSP and it was a neat experience as we worked together to provide the funds to make it possible.

For those who might not remember or who are new readers, a Child Survival Program, or CSP, needs $25,000 per year to operate.  You can head to the Pure Charity page for this project to learn more.

As group of blogs Simple Living Media draws over one million unique visitors monthly.  Just think: what if everyone who visited our sites gave a dollar? Just think of what that could mean for these mamas and their babies!

I mean, it sounds really wonderful, right?

Keep reading and I’ll share with you how you can help …

Yesterday was my daughter Lucy’s birthday and Mothers Day.  I did some of my gift shopping, as I usually do, online.  I imagine that quite a few of you reading this do some of your shopping online, too.

To give a portion of my purchases to the CSP, all I had to do was first click on the store portals through Pure Charity. When this happened,  a portion of the money I spent will be given to my Pure Charity account. Making purchases through Pure Charity allows me to direct those funds to wherever I want, and I’m going to give them to our CSP in Ethiopia.

Want some more details? It would be worth a few minutes of your time to watch this short video from Pure Charity that explains the simple process:

And there you have it. You’re doing something you were already going to do sometime soon anyway and now you’re also helping to fund a pretty incredible charity.

Ready to get a Pure Charity account and join us?

If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for a free Pure Charity account. You can do it via Facebook or the “regular” way, it makes no difference. By using this link provided, you become part of SLM’s advocate network (this way, you can easily follow all of us and the other people helping to support this CSP).

Then, you just start shopping. Do this one of two ways:

1. Head here, click on “Shop Online,” and you’ll see the extensive list of Pure Charity partners. The list of stores participating is a long one – something for everyone.

2. Or, you can install the plugin for your Internet browser. Then, whenever you’re at one of the partners’ sites, you’ll automatically see the Pure Charity logo on the site. When you see that logo as you shop it means a percentage of your purchase will automatically go to your giving account.

Phase Two: raise $6,250

This CSP requires $25,000 annually to operate, so Compassion has divided its needs into four phases. Phase two needs to be completed by  August 3, 2013. That gives us a summer to make things happen. Friends, I just know that together we can do this.

If you aren’t an online shopper, or if you don’t want to wait, you can give $5 or more RIGHT NOW. I do this from time to time and it is a very easy process.

And, I well know the pinch of wallets during this economy, so if you aren’t in a position to give financially right now, that’s okay.  However, I would love to ask you for good thoughts, prayers, and positive vibes for the moms and babies in this program and for our fund raising efforts.  Thank you!

Any questions about Pure Charity? Compassion International? Head over to SimpleMom and Tsh will give you the details.

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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