Friday, November 13, 2009

Water for Christmas

This year my family and I have decided to challenge ourselves in our generosity with both our money and time.

I recently became aware of Water for Christmas, a charity that works to provide clean water across the globe to those who do not have access to it.

Did you know:

One billion people on earth do not have clean water.

4,500 mothers bury their babies everyday due to the lack of clean water.

Unclean water and the lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.

Now get this:

Only $10 dollars could provide clean drinking water to a person in Africa for ten years.

That's about 3 grande latte's at Starbucks (which I've been know to drink all in one day).

A dollar a year to save a life.


If you are like me I struggle on what to get my friends and family for Christmas because they all basically want for nothing.

Buy Water in their name instead.

Save a life instead of buying that gift that will most likely end up being in the white elephant gift exchange elsewhere anyway.

100% of the money raised goes directly to drill for clean water.

Join me.