by Kristin Wilde Giuliani 1 Lives Impacted Iraq
Recycle your garbage, save a life!Your chance at having a childhood shouldn't be determined by where you are born. But for so many children in war-...
Nick and I, together with Madeline and her two sisters, Nora and Lidia, have been collecting recyclables from our friends in and around Iowa City, IA and redeeming them for $0.05 per item to donate to Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC), who is "loving first" to "heal hearts across enemy lines." We will match the amount they earn from the cans and bottles they collect. It is our goal to raise $650, the amount it takes to provide one lifesaving heart surgery for a child in Iraq or Libya.
That amount seems insurmountable when donations come in nickels. But we would love you to join us! Here are a few ways you can help us through the end of September:
1. Contact us via Facebook or this site if you live in Iowa CIty and want us to collect your cans and bottles!
2. If you live somewhere you can redeem your recyclables, you can redeem them in your hometown and donate your proceeds here (whole dollar amounts of $1.00 and up).
3. We are keeping a can/bottle count. If you would like to match the amount of money we collect through recyclables, we will post the amount after mid-September and you can donate the equivalent here.
4. Just donate any amount (whole dollar amounts of $1.00 and up!) on this site!
NOTE: All donations on this site are tax deductible. You can donate online or print a form and send a check. To donate online you will need to provide your name and email address, which will create a very basic account that gives you your tax receipt record.
A Bit More about PLC
PLC not only works to provide lifesaving heart surgery and training local surgeons, but they are doing so much more with the advance of ISIS. They have been at the forefront of providing relief to those affected by ISIS in areas where no other Western organizations will go. They provide food, shelter, and heat for those stranded in the desert. They give grants to war widows who need a way to provide for their families. They are seeking to send 10,000 displaced children back to school. They are working less than 3 miles from ISIS territory to love and serve those that no one else will help, regardless of religious or ethnic background. And so much more.
Our family tries to take Jesus's call seriously: to outrageously and sacrificially love, even those you consider enemies. PLC's motto to "love first, love anyway" resonates with us. We feel so privileged to be able to help.
Join us today by helping us meet or exceed $650.
An enormous THANK YOU to Sparkle Stories (http://sparklestories.com/) for not only supporting us in our fundraising, but for providing the ongoing inspiration to the girls to "Pay it Forward" through their amazing stories.