Last week, we attempted something we have never done before.
We asked for help to support a cause that was outside our traditional microloan program.
Learning of the devastating impacts of the Australia bush fires, we wanted to personally help. We turned to our community to amplify our efforts.
And you did not disappoint.
Dozens of you joined us in purchasing Australia totes where proceeds support the Australian Red Cross and WIRES Wildlife Rescue.
Together we raised over $1,200 to date that has been directly donated to these charities. Check it out!
These donations will provide critical support to the communities impacted by the fires, as well as help rescue and rehabilitate the injured animals.
Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this catastrophe. And we pray for the protection of the local fire service members who are battling so hard on the front lines, the people who are evacuating from their homes, and the animals who are fleeing from their habitats.
Without you, none of this would be possible.
To everyone who helped, THANK YOU!
If you still like to help, you can view our Australia Totes Here
-The Taaluma Team
Wikipedia (ahem, my favorite source) defines “pay it forward” as “an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying the kindness to others instead of to the original benefactor.”
In other words, when someone does something nice for you, you do something nice for someone else, sparking an awesome chain reaction of kindness :)
Season’s greetings to you and your family!
We hope you have a great thyme this season doing your favorite holiday things: from cumin together with your family, to wearing warm and comfy cloves, to chili-ing out and taking some time off to rest. Oh and have fun opening presents too, just remember that “it is always pepper to give than to receive.”
From all of us at Taaluma, we wish you a rose-merry Christmas and a dill-lightful New Year!