Wednesday, September 5, 2012

10 Day Challenge to Support Water.org : Day 1

The Mission List is dedicated to helping women
use their online influence for social good.

Over the next 10 days, I will be teaming up with Water.org
and a whole team of fellow bloggers
to raise $2,500 -- enough money to bring clean,
safe drinking water to 100 people for life.

Did you know that 780 million people
lack access to an improved water source;
approximately one in nine people.

For the next 10 days I will be showing gratitude
for my family's easy access to water
and sharing with you the moments that
we can easily take for granted.

Day 1

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When my children come home from school,
the first thing that they do is
sit down with a tall glass of water,
an after school snack,
and watch Woody Woodpecker cartoons.

This simple pleasure is a gift
that is not granted to those 780 million people.



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The average person (usually women and children)
walks on average 3.7 miles for water.


I can't help but think of those children
while mine sit and relax with
their cool drink of water!


Listen up...

It’s 2012, and yet more people have a cell phone than a toilet.
These facts take a moment to settle in and can
make people feel powerless against a problem so big.
Yet, there is something we can all do to help.
Alongside the non-profit, Water.org,
I am joining others who are working to end this crisis in our lifetime.

Only $25 brings one person water for life and for the next ten days
I will be trying to raise enough money to help change the lives of ten people.
I’d love for you to join me.

Here's how to help...

Click here to donate to my fundraiser,
click here to start your own fundraiser,
or learn more about the water crisis.

Together we can make a difference.


3 comments:

Caroline said...

Thank you, Leigh. YOU are amazing. I loved this to pieces. And just think we've already raised 230 in less than 4 hours.

Love to you, friend.

Sue said...

You did a great job here! Thank you.

=)

Linda D. said...

Oh my! Those pictures are amazing and bring you point home loud and clear!