In July, I saw Scott Harrison, founder of charity:water, speak at World Domination Summit 2012 (read more here). After his presentation, the entire audience was on the verge of tears. When the man on stage asked how many people would be donating their next birthday to charity:water, every hand in the 1,000-person crowd shot up.
Mine was one of them.
And here I am three months later, filled with just as much anticipation and hope I was in that intimate, high-energy downtown Portland venue.
I’m a few weeks short of 24, and analyfe is quickly approaching its second blogoversary. The last year has been amazing and I’ve learned so much, I’ve had countless new experiences, and I’ve gained lots of valuable wisdom. One thing I learned was that 800 million people on this planet still don’t have access to clean drinking water. And I’m doing something about it.
This year, I’m giving up my birthday for charity: water.
Instead of presents, passive Facebook salutations, and a big brouhaha, please donate $24 for my 24th birthday, and help me bring clean water to people in need.
Go to my campaign to donate: http://mycharitywater.org/h24o
The best part is that 100% of the money we raise will directly fund water project costs in the field, and charity: water will prove every single dollar. When the project we help fund is complete, they’ll send us a digital completion report with GPS coordinates and photos of the community we helped. Here’s an example.
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than by giving the gift of clean water to people in need. Please join me.
Thank you for your support! -Erin
P.S. Read this story from charity: water to learn how clean water changes lives.