Giving is a beautiful thing.
Although this particular subject is not what I commonly write about, I feel led to spread the word for an organization that is particularly close to my heart.
In 2009 one of the co-founders of Hello Somebody was on a mission trip in Honduras. He was astonished that the children they were helping much preferred food over toys. A common phrase that rang through the mind of his head was “hello somebody. is anyone listening?” Seeing the need, and pursuing the dream of feeding one million people in one year, he joined forces with Manny Martinez, co-founder of Hello Somebody. Together, and with the help of recording artist Ryan Edgar, and Bryce Avery of The Rocket Summer, they were able to get nationwide recognition by providing products with a purpose, and met their initial goal of feeding one million people.
Today, their mission is to provide children across the world with food, education, water and freedom. By selling products such as their famous watches, and apparel they have been able to make a global impact.
Most recently, Hello Somebody has partnered with Wallets For Water and Harvest For India to create clean water sources for villages of the poorest families in India. It is truly an amazing movement.
So here is how you can help. Hello Somebody sells these awesome rubber watches. They are super durable, and a perfect gift for just about anyone. For every 200 watches sold a water well is installed, providing clean drinking water that can last for up to 20+ years. Also, the organization Wallets For Water sells cute wallets out of what looks like tie material. Every 200 wallets= 1 well. I have bought several watches and tshirts from HelloSomebody for myself, and also for gifts. My friends and family have come familiar with Hello Somebody and their mission now. My hope is that they pass the word on to others. Checkout both organizations websites to see for yourself.
Below is a link of a video of what they are doing in India now. I love the quote at the beginning of it that states
“You will know the worth of the water when the well has run dry.”