Water is Life. Every Drop Counts. Every Penny Helps.
This Earth Month, we are raising funds to support Charity: Water which is one of the leading non-profit organizations dedicated to providing access to clean, safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene to people in developing countries. Since 2006, Charity: Water has raised $230M for clean water initiatives, funding over 35,000 water projects, and served 9.5M people.
Today, 663 million people live without clean water. That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide, or, twice the population of the United States without access to life’s most basic human need. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep kids out of school and take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that make them sick.
When a community gets access to clean water, it can change just about everything. It can improve health, increase access to food, grow local economies, and help kids spend more time in school.
The water crisis is huge, but it is solvable. Charity: Water works with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in each place that they work, whether it’s a well, a piped system, a BioSand Filter, or a system for harvesting rainwater. And with every water point they fund, their partners coordinate sanitation and hygiene training and establish a local Water Committee to help keep water flowing for years to come.
NOW THROUGH MONTH'S END, WE CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO STOP BY YOUR FAVORITE STRANDS LOCATION AND MAKE A DONATION TO THIS VITAL CAUSE. Feel free to learn more about Charity: Water at www.charitywater.org.