Today Andre and Amy Schuler and their two children are Giving Up To Give a dinner out. But what makes their Giving Up To Give donation unique is that they are doing this every month for the whole year!
Here is what they had to say about their monthly Giving Up To Give donation.
" We are giving up our dinner once a month for 2014. We feel that this is a monthly sacrifice that we can make that will also be a physical reminder to keep our thoughts fixed on DRC and the futures of the children living there. Signing up for Giving Up To Give came at a great time. We have been searching for an organziation that we felt was doing positive and constructive work in DRC, and when we saw this opportunity come up we felt strongly that we wanted to participate. Our daughter was born in DRC so our connection to Congo is very personal! She joined our family in March of 2011 and our lives became so full and rich because of her. We have met many amazing families and children through the Congo adoption community, and would someday love to travel to Congo to show our children the beauty and strength in the midst of hardship."
We love this idea of a recurring Giving Up To Give donation. Can you think of anything that you could Give Up To Give once a month this year?
If you are still wondering why you should Give Up To Give this year, Andre and Amy think the question should really be "why not?" instead of "why?". "There are so many luxuries that we can give up, and even the smallest amount, the one cup of coffee, can benefit the lives of children. The illustration* on the website about seeing the abandoned baby and asking how far removed does that baby need to be before you feel like it’s no longer your responsibility is so true and convicting. Not only can you help the lives of children, but your own life will be become richer…just try and see!"
* To read the illustration, click here or go to the "Why We (and you) Should Care" tab at the top of the page.