Support my mission to South Africa without spending an extra dime. Go one day without using electricity or running water and donate the money you saved to fund my year in South Africa.
The Breakdown: Do not use electricity. That means--no washing machine or clothes dryer, no dishwasher, no coffee maker, no microwave, no toaster, no crock pot, no electric grill, no electric kettle, no lights (that includes Christmas lights), no charging electronics, no television, for some of you it will also mean no stove. Refrigerator's and freezers are acceptable. For most of you, it's cold outside. I don't expect you to make your children freeze but you might consider turning down the heat and bundling up with warm clothes and cozy blankets.
Do not use running water. Fill buckets or bowls with water for bathing (starting with your hair and working your way down) and dish washing, cups of water for brushing your teeth.
Pull out the candles, buckets, and blankets and prepare for a day of basic living.
Follow this link to learn how to submit your donations: http://alyssacarrelsouthafrica.webs.com/fuel
Thank you for giving up some of life's basic comforts to support me in my mission to South Africa.