BY: JESSICA BEUKER
For five years Micah and Whitney Slade, along with their kids Rhett, Charlie, Kael and Taj, have made a Christmas card video and sent it out to their friends and family via YouTube. The videos often go viral and the family uses them as a way to raise awareness for Charity: Water, a non-profit organization that aims to bring clean and safe drinking water to those who need it. But this year they are doing things a bit differently.
Image via Charity: Water
Putting their Internet fame to good use, the family from Gilbert, Arizona built a fully functioning tiny home and is giving it away to an individual or family in need. According to 12News, the Slade family built the house after doing a ton of research and gathering donations from friends.
The small home comes complete with a fully functioning kitchen, bathroom, shower and beds for at least three people.
They have outlined the details of the giveaway in this year’s video and it will work like this: To enter, you have to donate $20 to Charity: Water, and then you can nominate someone you think needs the house by submitting an essay outlining the reasons why you have chosen this person. The Slades will choose the recipient based on the essays and deliver it to them. “I hope that it makes someone’s Christmas brighter and makes them happy,” Charlie Slade said to 12News.
You can enter the contest here. The Slades will only be accepting submissions until Dec. 18.