HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED A BIRTHDAY? I know people who do.

charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing
countries. They use 100% of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need.
Right now, 800 million people on the planet don’t have access clean and safe drinking water.

That’s one in nine of us.

Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all
forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.


The jerry can.

To us, it says “gasoline” but for 800 million people on the planet, it represents water. It weighs 40 pounds
when full, and people all over the world walk up to three hours each day carrying it. The water they bring
home to their families often makes them sick.

Women and children usually bear the responsibility of water collection, which prevents the kids from getting an education and women from earning a much needed extra income.

Maybe pledge just one present
or the cost of your birthday meal.
Maybe pledge the whole day.
But give.
Anything is appreciated.
Water makes a difference.
and bring back that feeling of the way a birthday
used to feel.


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