Operation Button Bird. Help the environment, Help a child

This is Courtney.  She is amazing.  She has totally inspired me.  Her project is Live With Less.

Live With Less exists to inspire others to live with less, give more, and make a difference.

Our desire at Live With Less is to provide clean drinking water to communities who are without it. We are partnering with Compassion International to do so.  According to Compassion International, 4,000 children everyday are dying of water-related diseases such as cholera and typhoid that are easily preventable.  All because they don’t have access to clean drinking water.  The cost of providing clean drinking water for one family for LIFE is only $79. Let me say that again, $79.00.  That’s basically a pair of shoes. Or a tank of gas. Or a couple of video games.   -Courtney

  • Approximately 1.8 million children die each year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation. This is around 5,000 deaths a day
  • Water-related diseases are the second biggest killer of children worldwide
  • Worldwide, approximately 425 million children under 18 do not have safe water

live with less  Courtney is selling these awesome t-shirts and 50% of the sales will help provide safe, clean drinking water for families in need.  I already bought mine and everyone I know is getting one for Christmas.  Read more about the program here.  Order your shirt here.

Courtney has completely and totally inspired me.  I want to live with less, I want to help, and I want to give.  So I prayed, I prayed for a way that I could use my love to create to make a difference.

I came up with these guys.

animal pillows

Uses for plastic bags

 These sweet lovable animal pillows are not your average pillow.  These pillows are all stuffed with about 20-25 plastic grocery bags that my daughter and I collected around the neighborhood.  A little way to help the environment.

uses of vinyl

Rolls of Vinyl at Habitat Restore $3.50

owl pillows

elephant pillows

pig pillows

bird pillows

elephant pillow

elephant pillow

owl pillow

owl pillow

bird pillow

bird pillow

bird pillow

pig pillow

pig pillow

   100% of the sales from these animal pillows will be donated to Compassion International to help with their Clean Water for Life program.  Each animal is $25.00.  If I sale all 22 that will be $550.00 which will provide 7 families with clean drinking water for life.  7 FAMILIES WITH CLEAN WATER FOR LIFE.  Will you help me?

Help the environment and help 7 families receive clean water for life.  Click here to purchase your animal pillow.  Click here to purchase your Live With Less T-shirt.  Get some Christmas shopping done early!!!

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Thank you so much and lots of love, Angela
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17 Responses to Operation Button Bird. Help the environment, Help a child

  1. jackie October 4, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    What an amazing project. I would never have thought of the little owls, birds,etc out of the vinyl. What a worthwhile cause, and I will be checking on my t-shirt. Have a blessed day.

    • angela October 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

      Thanks Jackie! Did you get a tshirt!?! Aren’t they cool!?! I can’t wait to get mine!
      lots of love
      Anglea

  2. Dad October 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    Which one do I get to put in the corvette?

  3. brittney October 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    these are absolutley BEAUTIFUL.

    • brittney October 4, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

      and I know the red hippo is a hippo, but it reminds me of an Arkansas Razorback……….GO HOGS!!!

    • angela October 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

      Thank you so much Brittney!!!
      And if you want that hippo to be a Razorback that is just fine with me!;)
      xoxox
      Angela

  4. reeve October 5, 2012 at 12:58 am #

    I love you and I love this idea. So beautiful. I know a sweet little baby girl that may need one of these for christmas. Thanks for being you!

    • angela October 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

      xoxoxoxox
      love you girl
      Angela

  5. Erin @ TwoStoryCottage October 5, 2012 at 1:58 am #

    I LOVE them. You are SO stinkin’ creative. And I love the heart behind it all. I shared on my TSC facebook page!! :)

    • angela October 5, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

      Hi Erin!!!
      Thank you so much and thank you so much for your order!!! I can’t tell you how much it means to me!
      love you girl!
      Angela

  6. Wendi Solari October 5, 2012 at 4:08 am #

    Oh my goodness Angela, brilliant! Perfect, beautiful, amazing idea. By the way, jus bought my t-shirt.

    • angela October 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

      Hi Wendi!!!
      Aren’t those tshirts great!?!?! I can’t wait to get mine! Thanks so much for helping out!
      lots of love and have a wonderful weekend!
      Angela

  7. Gussy Sews October 5, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    You know this is pulling at my heart this morning, right? I love what this is doing for our Compassion friends. Thank you for creating such beautiful items that go beyond something pretty for one’s home. You are… amazing. xo

    • angela October 6, 2012 at 11:20 am #

      Oh my gosh!!!! You totally made my day!!! I just adore you and loveeeee what you create. Thank you , it means the world!
      xoxoxo
      Angela

      • Gussy Sews October 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

        Next time I’m in Charlotte we’ll have to meet up……..

  8. Joanne October 7, 2012 at 4:52 am #

    Angela. Brilliant idea, Your animals are adorable. They look so vintage. just Lovely Joanne

    • angela October 8, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

      Ohhhh Thanks Joanne!! I love things that are vintage!!
      lots of love
      Angela

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