I got an interesting email this weekend, one that made me think about what an impact one person can have world wide. Maria Bailey of BSM Media is working on a project for school (I know – like she needs something else to work on!!) and was challenged to make no more than five trades with people beginning with a pair of chopsticks and ending up with something more valuable. Maria’s chosen to work to trade her chopsticks with people to help raise funds and awareness for moms to be in and around Uganda. About 800 moms die each day during pregnancy and childbirth. Reading that made me so sad. Having complications during my pregnancies, I couldn’t imagine not having top notch care for myself and my babies.
Here’s how you can get in on the fun:
- Hop over to Facebook and join the 5 Trades Away Facebook group to share what trades you’re able to make for an item to be donated to an auction to raise money for moms around the world.
- Join in the online auction fun on May 5th bidding on great items people have traded for or donated to this wonderful and important cause.
You can also follow along on the 5 Trades Away website for more details about the organization Maria is working to help as well as the trading and auction. I’ll certainly be there to bid and cannot wait to see what everyone is able to trade for!