Day 16 // 'water for life' for 3!

I have some exciting news to share! A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a project my friend Angela was doing. You can read about it here but I'll also give you a quick synopsis.

Angela heard about what I wanted to do with Live With Less. She heard I was selling t-shirts (she was one of the first people to buy one) and that part of the profits were going towards providing clean drinking water for those who didn't have access to it and she wanted to do MORE to help. Angela decided to make these adorable little animal pillows out of reusable products like vinyl and plastic grocery bags and sell them online. She told me beforehand that she wanted to give 100% of the profits to Live With Less so that we could use it to purchase 'Water for Life' systems for families through Compassion International. How awesome is that!?!?

Well Angela sold a bunch of the handmade animal pillows right away and made $275! Can you believe it?! I was beyond excited when she told me! The 'Water for Life' systems cost $79 each. $275 divided by $79 is 3.48. So with Angela's help we were able to purchase THREE 'Water for Life' systems for people who don't have access to clean drinking water. The lives of THREE families will never be the same because Angela did a SIMPLE thing. For that I am so grateful.

I am so honored to know people like Angela who want to do something to make a difference for other people. I know many of you are like that too.

live with less. give more. make a difference. 

It really does matter. 


  1. I continue to read your posts and I'm thinking much more about how to live with less. We've been eating at home. The other day I went to purchase something, thought twice about it, and put it back on the shelf. My heart is with Compassion as well. It's always inspiring to listen to someone talk about what burns in their soul.

    1. Thanks great Tristi. It's oh so hard to start living with less but I think the more we keep it in the front of our minds, the easier it will get. Thanks for being a faithful readers of my rants:) Miss you guys.