Saturday, February 14, 2009

charity: water

One in six people on the planet don't have access to clean, safe drinking water.

I didn't find out about this in time to tell you for their Valentine's Day drive, however, you should check out this great site called "charity: water". They have been running a water drive where you can send an e-card for $20 to a loved one which pays for water for someone for 20 years. Your e-card recipient can then choose the country that your donation benefits.

The really super cool thing I like about charity: water is that 100% of their proceeds goes directly to the various water projects they fund.

Really awesome charity.

P.S. I like to put these things into perspective. Let's see $20 bucks for you is about... 5 trips to Starbucks for flavored coffee, 2 or 3 movie tickets (depending what part of the country you're in), or a 2-medium-pizza-deal from Pizza Hut. You could probably do without those one time to get someone water for 20 years. (The pizza, anyway, maybe not the Starbucks!)


Anonymous said...

Wow, this is really great and touching! I just sent my parents a v-day card through them, and feel better about life already. I'm glad you put me onto this--I think I'll donate to them once a month or so. Or at least at every holiday, if they keep doing the cards. :)

Wendy said...

Good job! Yeah, I love them, too. I hope they do other holiday cards. They had a pull down menu to choose other holidays but there was only one on there, so maybe more are in the works!

FIONA said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing this.

Ginny said...

That is a wonderful and amazingly cheap Charity.