charity: water

by on August 4, 2011 » Add the first comment.

This is an incredible organization that is doing some amazing things. Here is their mission: “charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects.” For a great summary of why water is the key, watch the video here.

When we run across ideas or stories to inspire you and give you a creative way to get involved as a family, we want to share them. This is one of those times. I heard Scott Harrison, the founder, speak at a conference last year. He has an incredible story and it has turned into a world-changing idea. Your family can donate to help bring clean water to people in need, start a fundraising campaign to start a new well, or even get your school involved in a campaign to bring clean water to kids across the world.

Here is just one of many incredible stories: Rachel’s Story

Rachel was a 9 year-old from Seattle that started a charity: water campaign and then died tragically in a car accident. “Rachel launched a mycharity: water birthday campaign to raise $300. Rachel’s wish was to bring clean water to 15 people in need. Since her death, her campaign has raised more than $700,000 — which can bring water to more than 37,000 people. It’s by far the highest-raising mycharity: water campaign in history.”

I really believe that it is important for our families to do things together. Do mission projects together, adopt a Compassion International Child as a family, maybe start a fundraising campaign for charity: water. I would challenge you to find something to do as a family that benefits others. It’s a great way to grow and serve together as a family.

What are some other ways your family works together to help those in need?

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