Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Born in September


So, I stumbled upon this website while I was perusing the Theory website [I like their clothes, what can I say?].  The organization is called Charity:Water, and their mission is to bring clean drinking water to developing nations by building freshwater wells, rainwater catchments and sand filters.  If you go onto their home page, you will see a gift with a red bow and this question Born in September? I was born in September, so I was intrigued and clicked the present.  Turns out, if your birthday is in September, you can create a webpage where friends and family can donate to the charity as a birthday gift.  How cool is that?  The goal is to raise $1.5 million in one month, which will give 150,000 people access to clean water.  The guy who started the organization turns 33 next month [hence the 333 communities they want to help] and I know there are some big time matching donations, too.  I haven't created my webpage yet [the unpacking is endless when you have two "helpers"] but plan to, hopefully soon.

[The image above was taken by the founder, Scott Harrison, and was part of a Theory installation to support the charity through their Icon Project]

1 comment:

bandelle said...

Bookmarked it. This is such a brilliant idea and I'm glad that there are so many people out there who are genuinely trying to help others.

Happy Birthday!

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