We’ve loved watching people get outside of their comfort zone to make a difference with the Purpose Project. Each project is about an apprehensive ambition — that thing you’ve been wanting to do but haven’t had a reason or the courage to do so. By adding some purpose & raising money for people in Africa, your goal becomes a little less about you and more about doing something big & fun with your community. It’s been fun to share Carly’s Tattoo Project, Brittany’s Pink Project, Lena’s Plunge Project, and Kate’s Ubuntu Project (our first GROUP Purpose Project). Last month, we had our first FAMILY project. Hear from the Slack family on how they raised money for multiple projects in Africa.
This summer our family wanted to do something to help others less fortunate. We have talked about doing a missions trip but wondered about the idea of doing a missions trip at home. We sat down one night and talked about what specific projects we would want to do. We thought it would be good to try and do a variety of them. Our kids looked for summer work to help contribute. Our 16 year old son worked for a landscaper and donated a portion of each summer paycheck. Our 18 year old daughter hoped to do nannying and contribute from those earnings. She didn’t get the work she hoped for but did work at her college book rush and contributed some of her earnings. Our youngest daughter was too young to get a job so we went through our house looking for items for her to list on craigslist to contribute funds to the Mocha Club. For every dollar they contributed my husband and I committed to match. We were very grateful for the opportunity to work together as a family. We so love the Mocha Club approach to set a goal in a specific time to keep it before us. We hope next year to maybe really go on a missions trip.
– The Slack Family