Today, July 31st, Carol Schillios will climb up on the roof of her organization, Fabric for Life, and live in a tent for 30 days. Intrigued? So were we. Turns out, Carol is going to be living on the roof for 30 days in order to raise awareness and support for women and their families in developing countries and in our local communities. She is asking 1 million people to each donate $1. That’s all. Just one dollar. From 1 million people. All proceeds will benefit Fabric of Life as is supports programs around the world and right at home.
Carol’s hope is that people will notice the lady in the tent on the roof and start asking questions. It seems to be as much about raising awareness as it is about raising funds. “Because we want to inspire others that one small act is significant. Because we want to celebrate what people are already doing to make a difference in their world. Because we want to celebrate other cultures. Because an angel donor has already pledged to match $1 for every resident in the City of Edmonds!”*
For the 30 days that Carol is up on the roof, she will be depending on individuals and organizations to help her with meals. Each day a different organization or individual will prepare a meal for Carol and hoist it up to her in a basket. During that time, they will get to share with Carol what they have been doing to make a difference in their communities and in the world.
On August 11th, the women of Mary’s Place will be heading out to Edmonds to share a meal with Carol, to learn more about her organization and her passions, and to share with her stories from Mary’s Place. We are excited to go out into the community, not asking for assistance, but to provide assistance to another sister who is working to make this world a better place.
Carol will be blogging during her entire experience. If you would like to follow her, you can do so here. If you would like to learn more about Fabric of Life, you can do so here. And if you would like to learn more about Mary’s Place, you can do so here, or you can become our fan of Facebook!
*(quote from an email from the Fabric of Life explaining the Up on the Roof campaign)