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!)

4 comments:

K@ 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.