Today is World Water Day. Today we recognize that nearly one billion
people on our planet still live without access to life’s most basic need:
clean, safe drinking water. That’s 1 in 8 of us.
Lack of access to safe water and basic sanitation kills more people each
year than all forms of violence, including war. Women and children in
developing nations walk hours every day carrying dirty water home to their families.
We can change this.
charity: water is a non-profit organization working to end the water crisis
through the power of birthdays.
Why birthdays? Because charity: water was started in 2006 when its
founder, Scott Harrison hosted a birthday party. Since then, thousands of
people have joined in to donate their birthdays and ask for their age in
dollars instead of gifts (28-year-olds ask for $28, 12-year-olds, for $12).
charity: water uses 100% of this money to directly fund clean water
projects, proving every completed project with photos and GPS
coordinates on Google Maps.
Visit www.charitywater.org/birthdays today to learn more about the
charity: water birthday story, and how your next birthday can save lives.