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Month #2 is here which means it’s time to raise money for another charity! This month, we are going to be raising money for Thirst Project.
Before we dive into Thirst Project, let’s take a look at the numbers from month one of the 2019 Giving Challenge. In January, we started the Giving Challenge with the task of raising $100 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Within one week we hit our goal and by the end of January we raised a total of $620!!! We had 24 donors from all over the United States.
One of my goals for 2019 was to start drinking more water, specifically 100 ounces each day. Drinking water is incredibly important for everyone, but lately water has been huge for my health.
You can donate to the campaign here.
When my friend Kayla first suggested Thirst Project, I didn’t know what it was. I didn’t realize just how many people don’t have the chance to drink 100 ounces of water a day, let alone one clean glass of water.
Immediately, this caught my attention and here we are. One of the awesome things about Thirst Project is we can directly see the impact we have with our donations.
According to their website, a $25 donation gives one person safe, clean drinking water for the rest of their life. With our goal of $100 for the month, we will be able to provide a family of 4 with access to safe, clean drinking water for life.
What is Thirst Project?
Thirst Project is a nonprofit organization that exists to raise awareness of and bring solutions to the clean water crisis through Education Outreach Programs that educate, equip and empower individuals to explore the human journey and take action in projects that create radical and sustainable global change, and champion hope and respect for the positive values of life.
Thirst Project Mission
Our mission is simple: Build a socially-conscious generation of young people who END the global water crisis. We do this by educating students about it and activating them to rock the clean water cause & build real water projects all over the world. Why Water? Health and Sanitation: Waterborne diseases kill more children every single year than AIDS, Malaria, and all world violence combined. Small children typically do not have strong enough immune systems to fight diseases like cholera, dysentery, or schistosomiasis.