Like many families this Christmas season, our family has had it’s share of sickness. This past week, the flu has made its way through four kids and me. Jennica is due Christmas, so we’ve been trying our best to keep her from getting sick. It’s easy for us to buy antibacterial soaps and sprays, wash our hands, and quarantine sick family members to certain rooms.
As we looked through the FH gift catalog for day 7 of 8 Days of Giving, the tippy tap was the perfect gift considering our experience this week.
“What’s a tippy tap?” Emily (age 10) asked.
A tippy tap is actually an interesting invention. Using sticks to raise it, a jug of water is hung from a supported stick. A bar of soap hanging from a string is attached to the jug. When the soap is touched, it tips the jug of water, rinsing the hands.
“Oh, so they can wash the yuck off their hands?” Julia (age 5) asked. “Yes, Julia, why do you think it’s important for them to have a tippy tap?” She replied, “So they don’t get any germs?”
A tippy tap teaches good hygiene and is used in rural areas around the world.
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.
On day one, we gave 2 guinea fowls. The bird 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. On day two, we gave school supplies to help children stay in school. Our kids felt a connection with these kids through the small act of the gift. On day three, we gave a cow to a family in need. The cow will provide milk to support the family and for them to sell for income. Day four saw us give the gift of health by deworming 500 children. On day five, we gave rabbits. On day six, we gave vegetable seeds.
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.