Causing our own effects for others, because we all live under the same sun.
1555–65: translation of Latin flōs sōlis flower of the sun
The butterfly effect ;where a small change at one place can result in large differences to a later state.
The idea behind The Sunflower Effect is that we can all do something to help - big things and small things. If we put all our actions together, we will cause a re-action or, a butterfly effect.
We all live under the same sun, the mums in Kenya struggling to survive and raise children, us over here in Australia.. we are all connected.
The people at Mercy House Kenya (http://www.mercyhousekenya.org/) are providing a home, safety, education, medical care and so much more for women and their babies whose lives are at risk. The Sunflower Effect is about doing what we can do and giving what we can give to enable Mercy House Kenya to do what they can do.
I'm a busy mum. Like everyone, life is full. But I can't shake that small still voice inside me which whispers, "No mother should have to watch their child die from hunger.." When I'm going about my day, every now and then the thought enters my mind, "Why don't some mums get the chance to care for their kids like I do?"
I want to raise $1000 to support The Mercy House. I don't want to (and can't!) do it alone. I want to do it with you - the readers - who agree with me, that other mums deserve just as much opportunity as we do.
Donations. No matter how small (or big!).. every donation will allow Mercy House Kenya to help women and their babies. If we all give the bit we can afford, together we can make a large donation to help the people at Mercy House Kenya do what we can't do right now.
Sponsorship. Further down the track I will have sponsorship/advertising spaces available on the blog. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring The Sunflower Effect, please contact me for more information.
1. Tell your friends. My blog Every (1) Matters (http://every1matters.wordpress.com) is on facebook and twitter. If you like what you have read, please share this post wherever you can. Feel free to use information on this blog to inform others. You could also email your friends and family about The Sunflower Effect!
2. Pray. I really believe that God is supporting this little project and that He will be right behind us as we raise these funds and talk about these issues. If you feel that way inclined, I'd love to have your support in prayer. Things always work better when God is on board :)
3. Donate. I know, everyone is after your money. If you don't want to donate, that's cool. If you do, thanks! Any amount, even $5 is wonderful! If we all gave at $5 we'd be there in no time.