World Water Day

Our good friend Christoph Gorder is president at Charity Water.

Charity Water is brilliantly set up to invite people to pledge their birthday gifts to the organization. You enter your birth month and day, your email address, and hit Pledge. You then send the pledge info to your friends and family far and wide so they can make gifts in your name. The gifts help people around the world have access to enough clean water. It’s a great way to help your child or grandchild use his/her birthday to support this important cause.

Christoph tweeted: “2 billion people got access to clean water since 1st #WorldWaterDay in 1993. Lotsa work left to do, but what impact!”  Thank you, Christoph, for taking on this challenge.

On the Charity Water website there are photos of hundreds of people who’ve taken the pledge as well as people who’ve benefited from the gifts.

Today is World Water Day. Many other organizations are also raising money to support water projects around the world, including Water Aid. Take a walk through some of them with your child and grandchild, think about how many times you turn on the tap during the day, and what it would be like if you couldn’t expect clean water to appear each time!




Author of memoir Nigeria Revisited My Life and Loves Abroad, blogger, board member U.S.National Committee for UN Women, former Peace Corps volunteer, Unitarian Universalist, expert in nonprofit management and fundraising, certified fundraising executive (CFRE), racial justice advocate..

Posted on March 22, 2013, in Birthdays, Giving, Health, international, water, websites and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Catherine, Mary Collins should know about this for RE. Wonderfully interesting post, as always. More things for Trevor and me to talk about. Thanks! Jane


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