Since October when I learned through Esther Haven about charity:water, I’ve been thinking about the many mothers in the world unable to give their children clean drinking water. John and I are so blessed to be able to meet our childrens’ needs. But not all parents are that lucky.
This Thanksgiving eve, heart full with the blessedness of my life, I talked it over with John and we went ahead and started our own water project. What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving? Our goal is to raise $5000 over then next 3 months, enough to build a community well that is big enough to serve several hundred people in a 3rd world country. (Check out this amazing slideshow to see a project in Ethiopia.)
I can’t think of many Christmas gifts as important as clean water. If you also have been blessed in your life, I hope that you will consider donating to our water project. Just $20 is enough to supply one person with clean water for 20 years, and 100% of donations go towards building a well. In 12-18 months charity:water will send all donors pictures and GPS coordinates of the well our project funded.
Is that neat? I think so, and I hope you will too. With Christmas coming, consider donating in honor of someone on your gift list. I personally would LOVE a donation to charity:water instead of a gift, and I bet there are a few people on your list who would feel the same way. Think about it: a year from now, a child could be drinking fresh water for the first time in his life. Because of you.