Yesterday I collected Christmas lists for my neices and nephew. My sisters asked what I wanted and I suggested they make a donation in my name.
I said, “Doesn’t have to be much. Anywhere you want. I really like causes in Africa. Do some online research. It’s educational. That’s partly why I like suggesting it. It’s good for people in Africa. It’s good for me (makes me feel good), It’s good for you as you’ll learn something and be philanthropic, It’s good for your kids cause they can learn from it too. Everybody wins!”
My sister Kimberly responded with this, “Hahaha, really? That’s what you’d like? That’s a really selfless suggestion- and it almost made me teary. Almost. But I’m made of stone.”
We talked about it a bit more and by the end she was really excited. She thought it was a great idea. What a relief! I said I was glad she liked the idea because she might get something similar for Christmas from me.
I told her that I’d heard you could buy Honey Bees for someone in Africa and make your donation in honour of a loved one. To this she said, “That is incredible! Ok! I’m seriously stoked.”
I had no idea it would go over so well!!! And to my other sister, Jennifer, I explained that I’m turning into one of those little old ladies who just doesn’t have any room in her apartment for more stuff. To this she replied, “Tell me about it. I have no room for anything like my impending second child. Literally.”
So, Honey Bees for Christmas – here’s what I found online: http://www.heifer.org/gift-catalog/animals-nutrition/honeybees-donation.html