The first time we sat down with the kids to pick items to give, we thumbed through the entire gift catalog before picking which items to donate. As we read through each item, we began to realize how educational this process was going to be – not only for the kids, but for us as parents. It would be their first time understanding why kids have to pay for school or what deworming is – we began to feel very humbled.
I (Jeremy) wouldn’t think twice on dropping $10 on two specialty coffees at Starbucks for two days in a row – to think that the $10 could have donated a duck or given school supplies to a child is humbling. Not in a guilt sort of way – but in a heart-opening way of knowing the impact of my choices. I think I could give up a few coffees now and then.
8 Days of Giving
We’re celebrating 8 days of giving and will be giving a gift each day from the gift catalog. We’ll reveal our gift item each day on the Food for the Hungry blog and encourage you to join us. Our goal is for 800 gifts these 8 days. On each post, we’ll show a tree. This tree has 80 lights on it – for every ten items given, we’ll light a single light. We pray by the end of the 8 days, the tree will be completely lit.
Just click on a link from one of the 8 Days of Giving blog posts to have your gift counted as part of the 800.
To be honest, we didn’t really know what a guinea fowl is. The girls loved the uniqueness of giving an animal that we had not heard of before. After reading the description, different elements appealed to different girls. Emily (age 10) loved the many ways a guinea fowl could help a family, while Evie (age 8) was excited how the guinea fowl could help a family make money for other needs. Julia (age 5) and Isabelle (age 4) just thought they were cute.
A guinea fowl looks like a mix between a turkey and a peacock and produces eggs for the family. They also multiply quickly and eat insects. The gift includes 2 guinea fowls so the family can help facilitate having cute little guinea fowls running around.
At $30 for two guinea fowl, this is an inexpensive way to help families with a pair of animals that will produce in so many ways.