What an amazing week! My daughter graduated from high school, I am celebrating a brand new year and I wore the same shirt twice in one week and no one cared.
Instead of focusing on Project 333 or minimalist fashion this week, I want to talk about water. You know that clear, clean, refreshing drink you can’t imagine going days or even hours without.
One in nine people in our world doesn’t have access to water: the most basic of human needs.
I am giving my birthday away and trading gifts and cake for donations to charity: water. What’s really cool 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 and I’ll publish that report so you can see the difference you made, the difference we made together.
Make a difference and …
- make a donation. Visit the Be More with Less charity: water page.
- share this everywhere: Enough stuff! All @bemorewithless wants for her birthday is clean water for 800 million people in need. Donate here: http://mycharitywater.org/be-more-with-less
You can donate $4.00, $44.00, $440 or any amount you choose. I know that you work hard for your money and that you likely donate to other organizations, so please, give what you can. When I was trying to decide on a goal for this project, I thought it would be really awesome to give clean water to 44 people for my 44th birthday. It costs about $65 to give clean water to one person, so the original goal was $2860. But then I remembered who you are and who we are as a community and raised the bar. Our goal is $4400 and we’ve already raised more than $3400 in just a few weeks.
I started the donations with $144.00 We have 60 days to meet our goal, but if we can reach it by June 5th (my birthday), I’ll donate an additional $144.00, give away my books for free for 24 hours, and have some other surprises for you.
Go to my campaign to donate: http://mycharitywater.org/be-more-with-less.
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than by giving the gift of clean water to people in need. Oh and before you bookmark this page and promise to come back later and make a donation, think about how many times you save something for later and never do it. Instead of putting clean water on your to do list, please take action right now.
I am so grateful for you.