Last week I had the opportunity to sit down and have coffee with Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist. I’ve followed Joshua’s blog for years- he started blogging right around the same time I started embracing minimalism in my own life. His blog has been such an encouragement to me through the years and being able to sit and visit with him was truly a highlight for me. I loved finding the genuine and friendly person I had been introduced to through his blog so many years ago.
When one embraces a minimalist lifestyle, the need to more, bigger, better dies away and the focus turns outwards, towards the needs of others, and that has definitely taken place in Joshua’s life.
Recently Joshua and his wife, Kim, founded The Hope Effect, to change the way orphanages are run. With having 6 adopted siblings myself (from Ethiopia and Haiti) and many of my friends being foster and adoptive parents, I know how important it is for children to be in a home-like enviroment and I love the vision of The Hope Effect.
Because of the way it is set up, 100% of the donations raised will be used to care these precious children. You can check out The Hope Effect website for more information. The Becker family is hoping to have houses built and ready to help children by May 2016.
Would you be willing to help achieve that?
There are some great ways to donate:
First of all, November 20 is my birthday, and I figured, people are scrambling to find the perfect gift for this minimalist… (right?!) so here it is! If you would like to join me in my birthday celebration, please donate here: https://my.hopeeffect.com/nourishingminimalism or join my team and let’s do this toghether!!
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