24 Mar '12, 1pm

Charity: Water Birthdays Can Change the World

Birthdays can change the world // a story from charity: water fundraisers from charity: water on Vimeo . Yesterday was World Water Day which could sound inconsequential until this staggering stat from the United Nations and World Health Organization is considered: 25,000 people die daily from consumption and exposure to unsafe drinking water. Yes, ideally, our precious liquid resource that constitutes two-thirds of our bodies would be acknowledged for more than one measly, fleeting day. (Am I right, party people?) That's what I thought last year when I decided to pledge my 28th birthday to a charity: water campaign. Instead of asking for gifts, I pointed loved ones, friends and strangers to my campaign page, asking for $28 donations ($28 for my 28th birthday). Pooling money to help dig wells in communities in need was way more rewarding than clothes, trinkets and treats --...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/charity-water-birthdays...

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