Giving Back - The Gift of Water

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Chances are that -if you’re reading this- you woke up and got up from your bed today, took a shower, ate something and went to work, or school/university, or stayed home. You most likely do have everything you need to survive: a roof, food, and water. Water, one of the things we are so used to have that we take it for granted. But not everyone has that.

Charity:Water is a non-for-profit organization that raises awareness and money to fund projects that bring clean water to communities. 
Not only does walking for water keep kids out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick.
But access to clean water means education, income and health - especially for women and kids.
From one-time donations to merchandise, they have a lot of engaging ways for people to help. One of my favorites is the personal campaigns. They allow people to set up online fund-raising campaigns with a theme: Christmas, weddings, birthdays. Instead of getting a gift for those occasions, you ask your family and friends to donate to Charity:Water. Then, the organization will send them updates on the projects their donation funded.

When I first discovered Charity:Water I wasn’t even aware of the water problem. I didn’t know and couldn’t believe that having access to clean water was such a struggle for millions of people. We are so blessed with having clean water that we forget all that it takes to have it.

For my birthday, I have set up a campaign to raise money for Charity:Water. Here I share my mission statement. I would like to reach $300 USD, that amount would bring water to 10 people in need. You can click here to donate. I would like you to see this not just as a personal goal, but as a collective goal we can all reach just by sharing what we are blessed to have. 
I invite you to learn more about the great work that Charity:Water does. Consider creating a campaign yourself, spread the word about the organization, or get something from the store and gift them to your friends. Next time you are thirsty, count the steps you take to wherever you go to drink water. Be thankful for the blessed life you have and help make it possible for others.

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