Most of us are familiar with the tradition of “Black Friday.” This day, which falls the Friday after Thanksgiving, is often filled with visuals of frenzied shoppers zig zagging through mall shops with family members in tow, hoping to pinpoint the perfect deal for that perfect holiday gift.
Give the gift of fresh air on #GivingTuesday
But how many of us know about Giving Tuesday? For those seeking to pay it forward this holiday season, Giving Tuesday has become the ideal time to donate to a nonprofit organization. Although relatively newer, and smaller, than Black Friday, Giving Tuesday is slowing growing in popularity and is quickly being recognized as the “Black Friday of Philanthropy.”
This year, Habitat for Humanity Guatemala will be participating in Giving Tuesday to tackle one of the most dangerous illnesses in Guatemala: respiratory infection. Each year, 14% of deaths are cause by indoor smoke inhalation. The cause of death has been linked to old, ineffective cooking stoves that leak potent fumes and ultimately result in both emotional and socioeconomic losses. Children suffer the most; under the age of five 24 for every 1,000 die each year from a preventible disease.
For that reason, Habitat For Humanity is working to reverse this statistic. We hope through this campaign we can provide an additional 50 families with 50 smokeless stoves in 2017. However, we can’t do it without your help. One smokeless stoves costs $100; with your support, we want to raise $5,000, which will go towards the materials and construction needed to build smokeless stoves.