Donating my birthday to charity: water

When is the last time you drank clean water? Probably today. Certainly within the last 24 hours. You showered and brushed your teeth with clean water this morning.

There are 1 billion people on the earth who don’t have access to clean water.

charity: water is changing that. Please take a few minutes to watch the following video.

charity: water 2010 September Campaign: Clean Water for the Bayaka from charity: water on Vimeo.

Here’s the deal. In four days, on September 20th, I turn 34 years old. I don’t need any more “stuff”. Most of us don’t. The U.S. storage unit industry does over $20 billion in annual revenue. So I’m donating my birthday to charity: water.

I’m also donating my dad’s birthday, although he doesn’t know it yet. You see, we share a birthday. I was born on his birthday back in 1976. I didn’t come gift-wrapped but he kept me anyway.

You can read all of the details on my campaign page here.
http://bit.ly/letsdrillawell

Our goal is to raise $5,000, which is enough for charity: water to build a well that will provide a village of 250 people with clean water for years.

$5000 buys a well. And it is an attainable goal. What is $5000?

$5 from 1000 people.
$10 from 500 people.
$20 from 250 people.
$50 from only 100 people.

We can do this.

On charity: water’s site, you can download photos, watch and share videos, blog banners and twitter backgrounds. I just updated mine. (Free marketing lesson from charity: water – make it easy for your tribe to share your message.)

So please, donate. Spread the word. Email friends. Tweet it. Post it on Facebook.

If you have a September birthday, start your own campaign.

The short link is:
http://bit.ly/letsdrillawell

Thank you.

Comments

  1. Great idea, Clay!

  2. Well Alisa for once I don’t know what to say & I usually got a BIG mouth :-)
    Thank you so very much. This has been an ordeal that has been more difficult than I could ever put into words both financially & emotionally. It has been a six year ordeal that may be coming to a close. We just don’t know. She has been in really bad shape before & gotten somewhat better. But I am thankful she is still with me. 6 years ago the docs told me she probably would make it a year. So we just treasure every day we do have. Thanks Alisa & thank phea for being so caring & compassionate.
    Ron :-)

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