EVENT DATE: Dec 31, 2013
Please note: Only three days left for your CARE donation to be matched - doubled - to benefit the great work done by this phenomenal organization.
I was so touched to read about the clean drinking water wells and handwashing stations built by CARE that are helping people in grave danger from lack of any sanitation whatsoever. That's why I made my donation. Can you imagine no water to drink, no bathrooms or water to wash your hands? No other interventions will work to better any community if the people who live there can't drink water or go to the bathroom. Basics first. Please give what you can.
This year, as a gift to our friends and to women and children worldwide, my children and I made a cash donation to CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty, and gain access to education, shelter, healthcare, bathrooms, and clean water.
Last year, CARE reached more than 83 million people in 84 countries around the world through 997 lifesaving and lifechanging projects!
Your gift to CARE will help fight poverty and help empower the women to change their world. Here’s how:
Assist an Entrepreneur: $25 can provide a village savings and loan group with a lock box, ledger and other start-up materials to help put women on the path to financial empowerment.
Dignity and Support in Times of Crisis: $31 can provide a woman displaced by an emergency with clean clothes, towels, sanitary items and other critical supplies.
Start a Girl on the Journey of a Lifetime: $49 can send a girl to school for a year. Studies show even one year of education beyond the average boosts a girl's eventual wages by 10-20 percent.
Hut or Hospital - Tricycle Ambulances Carry Expectant Moms to Safe Delivery: $190 can provide transportation -- such as tricycle ambulances -- to take high-risk, expectant mothers from rural areas to hospitals for quality care, improving the chances that they and their children will survive childbirth.
Your money has even more power this holiday season. Every dollar donated by December 31, 2013, will be matched - up to $1 million! Please join me in celebrating - and supporting - the successful work done by this organization. Visit the website at http://www.care.org.