Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cable TV $

And now for this weeks staggering statistic...

Americans spend around $75 Billion a year on Cable TV.

Just think of how much money AND time we could save without it.

We're still hoping for $750 this month.

Help if you can.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Staggering Statistic of the week - Health Food Spending

Americans spend and estimated $5.5 Billion a year on health food and beverages.

Obviously, there is nothing wrong with taking care of yourself, but think of the good we could do with one sacrifice in this area of spending. Health food ain't cheap.

Whether or not you are a health food consumer, any gift will help us get closer to our goal for the month.

If we are able to reach our goal for the month, we'll be able to give $187.50 to each of the four organizations that we support.

Can you help?


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

sex slave trade stats

Here are some sex slavery stats from the Love146 website:

* It is estimated that 2 children are sold as slaves every minute

* The number of children trafficked annually is around 1.2 million

* The total market value of illicit human trafficking is $32 Billion

* 27 Million people are currently enslaved around the world

Love 146 works to abolish child sex slavery in southeast Asia.

What can you give up today to help them fund their work?

coffee, bottled water, energy drinks, ice cream, soft drinks, fast food, . . . ?

Anything helps.

Since we combine our gifts for a month, even $1 is helpful.

Other ways you can help - link to this blog, blog about the luxury fund, copy and paste the chipin widget on your blog or website, tell your friends, join the facebook cause, send us your ideas.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Staggering Statistic of the Week

Each week, we'll try to have a statistic on American spending for your enlightenment and/or enjoyment.

And now, for this installment of "the staggering statistic of the week"....

Americans spend around $97 Billion a year on Beer!


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Blood Water Mission - Video

Check out this video from Blood Water Mission. Just think, every dollar that you give provides clan drinking water for 1 African person for an entire year. Definitely worth giving up a luxury every now and then, don't you think?

100% of the money given to the Luxury Fund is given away to organizations who are helping people around the world. 25% is given to Blood Water Mission.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Blog 146

Love 146 has a new Blog called Blog 146. Check it out!