Thursday, July 4, 2013

Flipping For the Fourth

Being involved with Operation Christmas Child has made a big difference in the way I think about money.  Don't get me wrong--I still waste my share of money, time, and other resources.

But when you've seen how you can make such a difference in the life of a child and even a whole community with such a small investment...well, it changes you.

This morning my husband started our Fourth of July celebration by going to Perkin's for breakfast.  It cost less than $15.00 but I couldn't help but think that for just a bit more ($19.00 to be exact) I bought 38 pairs of flip-flops yesterday at Family Dollar.

Being able to give 38 children something to wear to protect their feet seems so much more exciting than eating those 3 flipped flapjacks this morning.

Today there is a deal going on at Walgreens where you can order an 8X10 photo collage for free using the promo code 8X10GH (today only).  If you pick it up at your local store there's no shipping either.

This is one of my favorite OCC pictures--taken by my friend Jane Landis at a shoebox distribution in Burkina Faso.  At first it looks like dirt on the back of those flip-flops but they are actually worn away.

So I made my free photo collage from these two pictures and put a title at the top that said, "A small investment can make a big difference..."

I plan to use it for our OCC display table.

Maybe it'll flip someone's thinking.

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