Eric & Lori Robertson
The Cry Me a River Project (CMARP) stemmed from a group of women wanting to build on camaraderie, empowerment and philanthropic service as they celebrated a milestone birthday and entered a new phase in their lives. CMARP is a year-long campaign to perform random acts of kindness and raise money for the nonprofit organization charity: water. CMARP will take on four (4) different phases throughout its duration: PHASE 1: Community Service – Southern C.H.A.R.M.S. will initiate a “30 Good Deeds Before 30” List where they will individually and collectively partake in various volunteer/service projects for a year; PHASE 2: Community Buy-In – Southern C.H.A.R.M.S. will launch a student-led program to educate students on the clean water crisis, to show the value of “paying it forward” and to get the community involved in helping those in need; PHASE 3: Celebration – as a culmination of the community’s support, Southern C.H.A.R.M.S. will host a finale benefit for their last push to raise funds for charity: water; and in closing, PHASE 4: Stewardship (Optional) Southern C.H.A.R.M.S. would like to help sponsor the student group who raises the most money in a creative manner to help build a clean water well in the developing country of choice.