CELEBRATE A MILESTONE, DO SOME GOOD!
My oldest son turns 11 today! I am asking you for a small favor so that together we can do some good in this world.
Any birthday of his is a big milestone for us! In the past on his birthday we have made it possible for other children to receive smiles through Operation Smile or much needed medical care from St. Jude’s. I can’t think of a better way to give back than to give to other children in need on my child’s birthday!
This year we want to make a small contribution towards providing a basic necessity of life, water. We are donating to water.org.
Having returned from our recent trip to India, I feel the pain the rest of the world faces in lacking access to clean drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities. I am very fortunate to have unlimited access to clean water where I live. I can travel anywhere in the U.S. and find safe drinking water right from the tap. I can take my children anywhere and be guaranteed to find a clean and safe restroom.
This is something I usually take for granted.
Ever since my trip to India, I have learned to appreciate this basic necessity of life and offer my gratitude for it.
Unfortunately this is not true for the rest of the world. Across the globe, there are millions who suffer from lack of clean water. There are many consequences to this problem:
- Every 21 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness
- Women spend 200 million hours a day collecting water
- The majority of illness is caused by fecal matter
It is shocking to imagine that there are places where it is easier to find a cellphone that clean water! The sad thing is that 50% of water projects fail because of lack of community involvement. That’s why I support an organization like water.org that has made it their mission for the last 20 years.
One day my son and I will return to India and be a part of the solution. But for now, I do what I can. I lend my voice and money to show that I care.
How can you help? For every LIKE that I get on my Facebook business page (up to 200 LIKEs), I will donate one dollar to water.org (in addition to my personal donation).
Please understand that I am not asking you to donate, just to LIKE my page so that I can donate!
It costs just $25 to provide a single human being clean water for life. My donation won’t be much, but it will provide clean water for at least 11 people. That is one person for each year of my son’s life. What a happy gift it would be to the person who so desperately needs it! What a wonderful for me to offer my gratitude to the Universe!
Share this message, like my Facebook page and help me donate to water.org. Thank you for your support!
I am giving away a three month subscription to Audible (worth $45) as part of a drawing. I am determined to meet my pledge to Water.org! Head over to my sweepstakes to be entered into the drawing. Winners will be announced on November 30th.
Update 12/03/2013: The sweepstakes are now closed, the Audible membership was won by Sudha T.. Sudha, thank you for being a supporter and a reader!
The timing for completing my pledge couldn’t have been better, because it just so happened to coincide with #GivingTuesday! Giving is one of the joys of life. Giving glorious clean water, is there any blessing in the world greater than that?
Want to do even more? Visit water.org to learn how you can get involved.
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