Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Charity Water spotlight and giveaway

I wanted to spotlight a few green charities during my Going Green Big Time series. Charity water was one I came across and is now very dear to my heart. This is a great organization that is helping so many people all around the world.

This is the fact that really hit home to me:
women and children.

In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely to make them sick.

Time spent walking and resulting diseases keep them from school, work and taking care of their families.

Along their long walk, they're subjected to a greater risk of harassment and sexual assault. Hauling cans of water for long distances takes a toll on the spine and many women experience back pain early in life.

With safe water nearby, women are free to pursue new opportunities and improve their families’ lives. Kids can earn their education and build the future of their communities.

I know so many of us are struggling right now, but think of these people, think of your life without running, clean water. Doesn't make that coffee shop latte taste too good, does it? It's our responsibility as humans to make sure people have everything they need. Next time you turn on the shower think of those woman walking to get water.

To learn more visit: Charity Water's website here

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  1. If they are a NYC local they can volunteer!

  2. I learned you ca fundraise and every $20 will give one person clean water.

  3. fundraise for water
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  4. I learned nyc locals can volunteer

  5. You can raise money through fundraisers. I had no idea this even existed! Thanks for sharing!
    Angela Michels
    lilsweeper76 at yahoo dot com

  6. You can get your school involved and help another school that does not have clean water.

  7. Raise money through mycharity

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  8. a person can raise money for the cause with fundraisers
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  9. I learned you can do fundraisers
    Lovefool827 (at) yahoo (dotcom)

  10. You can volunteer.