Monday, January 6, 2014

Birthday Bash!

Since I rarely post to this blog anymore, I'm not if anyone will actually be reading this.. but it's worth a shot!

In less than one month it's birthday weekend again. Which means, another Saturday filled with Random Acts of Kindness. If you aren't familiar with this concept, check out my post from last year HERE. This year, I'm turning 31 so there will be an extra act thrown into the mix. I'm changing up a few of the others as well, but most of them will stay the same as this is a very small town and it's hard to come up with options that can be completed on a Saturday.

The 31st item for this year is a charity: water campaign. They're an amazing organization that funds water projects around the world. You can visit my donation page HERE and click around to learn more about charity: water as well. They are privately funded so 100% of funds donated go straight to water projects. Did you know that every day 5,000 kids under the age of 5 die from water-related illnesses? We can change that by providing clean water to many places that would otherwise go without. What's really awesome about charity: water, is that once the well is complete (usually about 18 months) you receive GPS coordinates and satellite images of the specific well you helped to build, or if you're a rockstar and raise enough funds, the well you actually build yourself.

Let's take a minute to think about what this means. Skipping a Starbucks run one day, for a week, or even for a month could greatly impact some kids for the rest of their lives. Are you up to the challenge? Donate whatever you are able to give, whether it's $31 for my 31st birthday or $5 for skipping that latte today, every little bit matters. It takes $700+ to fund an entire well, right now my target goal is set at $500, because it was a nice, round number and I love the number five. Let's spread the word and see if we can surpass the $500 mark. If y'all rock it like I know you can, and we raise enough to build an entire well, then maybe we'll have to institute some sort of prize... like I'll get a tattoo or something...

Spread the word guys! Share the link with any and all your peeps via Facebook, Twitter, email, word of mouth, smoke signal, whatever it may be!


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