David Blaine wrote -
This holiday season, we are gonna raise some money for Charity: Water
How are we doing it?
Join my team.
Donate some cash.
Get all your friends to donate as well.
Whoever raises the most money on my team by June 1, 2011 at 11:59pm EST will win an Ichat with me. Contest Details
I will do magic for you... or we can just chat.
We will spend some quality time Ichating. I'll teach you some amazing magic. But you have to raise a lot. I mean... you don't have to but I really hope you do.
If you raise the most I will send you a full package of my favorite posters, decks of cards and some cool things that I'll show you how to use when we I-chat.
Send your friends and family gift cards for the donations you make in their name.
One well costs $5000. We can do that can't we???
In four years, Charity: Water has raised more than $20 million and funded 3,196 water projects.
They are out to provide immediate and effect relief, and you can be sure that your donations will go to practical and simple projects that will help provide water through freshwater wells, rainwater catchments and sand filters.
In western culture, I think that it can be hard to even imagine what people in developing nations go through on a day to day basis. Some will travel and wait 8 hours for a turn to fill up an 80 pound jug that they will have to carry all the way back to their homes.
We take clean water for granted all the time and yet so many people in Honduras, Kenya, Malaw, Uganda, etc have limited to no access to this vital and most basic necessity.
The fact is there are over a billion people on the planet who don’t have clean water, and we can do something to help.