Chalk Couture is a DIY company that partners with an organization called Watts of Love. Watts of Love delivers solar lights plus micro-business and resource training to areas of the world that face extreme poverty. In these areas, most homes are lit by dangerous kerosene lamps that often cause burns, asthma, or other breathing ailments. More than 1 billion people presently live without electricity, so when the sun goes down, the work day and study day end. Through its innovative, affordable, renewable solar lighting, Watts of Love is able to turn dark to light— eliminating the need for kerosene fuel, which can increase a family’s income by 30%. Watts of Love teaches light recipients how to use that reclaimed income to invest in new resources, such as buying an animal, starting a business, or sending their children to school. All of this breaks a chain of poverty that is transforming lives, one family and one home at a time. For every $50 donated to Watts of Love, 7 people get access to a light and resources they need.
On Saturday, August 28th, our church will participate in an in person craft event using Chalk Couture products in an effort to raise money for Watts of Love. Courtney Maina (staff singer in the chancel choir and Independent Designer with Chalk Couture) will help everyone through their projects. Our goal is to raise $3,000 which would provide 60 lights and improve the lives of 420 people. This church family is known for giving of its time and gifts. Every dollar counts! Let’s share the light!