Guys, I don’t know about you, but the world has been a rough place for me since January 20th.
Refugees being turned away from our doors. Leaders in the highest ranks firing people for dissenting opinions. The very real potential of net neutrality being dismantled. The richest of the rich with no qualifications or experience being placed into positions of power that jeopardize the most voiceless of our population: disabled children. The very nature of reality being questioned–not by philosophers, but by our government.
It’s enough to send you into a panic attack.
Despite my attempts to avoid this constant stream of bad news, it keeps on filling my feed. I have to admit, I’ve occasionally engaged with it. Because I have a hard time keeping silent on things that matter so incredibly much.
In a world full of bad news, I feel like we all deserve a little good. I think we all need the opportunity to do a little good so we don’t fall into the dark madness that has been the past few weeks.
A powerful way we can fulfill that need is through our monetary resources. A powerful way we can curb our despair is by recognizing how fortunate we truly are, despite our struggles.
Without further ado, here is the good news.
Ladies in Media Charity:Water Drive
I’ve teamed up with several amazing women in the personal finance media space to raise money for communities around the world that don’t have water. Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.
As far as public projects go, a surprisingly small amount can change this situation for an entire community. For just $10,000, a community or school can have access to clean water via drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters.
Am I asking you to donate $10,000?
But if you’re looking to do some good in the world, I would ask you to consider donating a much smaller amount that fits into your budget. Because with our powers combined, we can tackle this problem.
There are 13 women participating in this drive, and if each of us have 16 readers who contribute $50 within 60 days, we’ll not only reach our goal–we’ll exceed it.
What happens after we reach our goal?
The operational costs of Charity:Water are fully covered by private donors. That means 100% of the $10,000 raised will go directly to this project.
After we reach our goal, Charity:Water will send us photos and GPS coordinates of the community we helped, which I’ll be sure to include here. (So bookmark this page!)
This won’t help solve the crazy political problems we’re facing right now, but it will help a school or community in desperate need get access to clean water.
If the order is reinstated and we start turning people away again, at least we’ll be able to help those who aren’t as fortunate as we are to live in a community with clean water–the most basic of all basic needs.
Okay, I’m in. Where do I donate?
Thanks, rockstar. People like you restore my faith in humanity.
You can donate here. You can use this same page to track our progress.