Giveaway #2: What you can learn from my four year old & MudLOVE
My kids go to AWANA. If you don’t know what AWANA is, think boy/girl scouts, sub Bible memorization for fire-building skills, and you've pretty much got the picture. One week my four year old son was asked to bring in a picture of something he was thankful for for a group project. His choice? A picture of water. I tried to coax him into a picture of our house or his Ninja Turtle toys or me or anything else that didn’t make it look like the only thing his mom provided for him was water. But he was certain of his choice.
This choice of water wasn’t the random whim of a four year old. My son had learned to be truly (four-year-old-sized) grateful for water. As much as I was embarrassed by his choice, I recognized that I was to “blame.” I was the one who put pictures of children in Africa lining up to pump water next to his bathroom sink. I was the one who plopped him in front of videos of women walking miles to the nearest well. I was the one who gave a speech about the privilege of clean water when he complained that his was warm or dirty or not-in-the-one-specific-batman-cup-they-wanted-at-that-moment. Maybe my propagandization was a bit overkill, but the message got through. My four year truly saw water as a gift.
Maybe you could learn something from my four year old. Maybe you didn’t know that 1 in 9 people don’t have access to clean water. Maybe you didn’t know that women around the world spend 40 billion hours a year getting water. Maybe you didn’t know that every minute a child dies from water-related diseases. Maybe today you got in the shower, made your baby’s bottle of formula, cooked your family dinner, washed your hands, and stayed alive thanks to your access to clean water...and didn’t even recognize it as a gift. (Welcome to the club.)
Thankfully there is something we can do to help the real-life-people behind these statistics. Thankfully there are companies like MudLOVE that make it really easy to do. MudLOVE does what all the other organizations featured in this month of giveaways do: create beautiful products to raise awareness and money for important causes.
MudLOVE has a line of super cool bracelets and mugs that are the greatest birthday/Christmas/I-think-I’ll-get-a-little-something-for-myself gifts AND EACH PRODUCT PROVIDES ONE WEEK OF CLEAN WATER TO SOMEONE IN NEED! MudLOVE partners with Water for Good to bring water to millions of people, you get a handsome little bracelet/mug. Classic win-win.
My birthday wish list has one of their hip mugs on it, and my husband special ordered me a bracelet with two hearts and the word “foster” on it (Ordered = followed the link and very.specific.directions. I sent him to ensure I got exactly what I wanted). I just love MudLOVE’s products! Foster the Family and MudLOVE want to give YOU one of these awesome products. MudLOVE is giving away two of their classic bands and one of their mugs in this week’s giveaway to FtF readers. Here’s what you have to do:
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Comment "SHARED" on the initial Foster the Family post on Facebook or Instagram (not your own shared post) to enter the giveaway.
On Sunday evening at 9pm, I’ll randomly choose two winners through a high-tech system involving names on slips of paper and a hat, and announce the winners on Facebook and Instagram. One winner will receive a “Root Beer Float” mug in Vanilla, one will receive a classic "LOVE" band, and one will receive a classic "FAMILY" band. You know you want them all.
You will all know and love MudLOVE and buy their products from now until forever and live happily ever after. The End.
Enter right away and share to spread the word about MudLOVE and this fun giveaway!