Jaimes Thorpe via Crowdrise
December 02, 2010
BENEFITING: WATERAID AMERICA INC
HOURS PLEDGED: 2
Imagine life without water flowing freely from a tap. Imagine waking up at dawn and spending up to six hours fetching water for your family’s needs. One in eight people worldwide do not have to imagine this life – it is their reality.
WaterAid is an international charity whose mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.
WaterAid enables the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. These basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods and form the first, essential step in overcoming poverty.
WaterAid work with local partners, who understand local issues, and provide them with the skills and support to help communities set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet their real needs. We also campaign locally and internationally to change policy and practice and ensure water and sanitation’s vital role in reducing poverty is recognised.
ABOUT ME ...
I volunteer for the Australian branch of WaterAid in Perth, helping organise local fundraisers. We held a gala ball in August which raised thousands of dollars, and we're currently planning a movie night for November and a trivia night and a golf day for early 2011.
WaterAid is an international organisation, so it doesn't matter whether you support the Aussie chapter, the American chapter or one in your own country. All funds raised go to help all over the planet, so I encourage everybody to get involved on whatever level you can.
Got money? Donate. Got time? Volunteer.
Got crowdrise? Join the team! :) and don't forget to spread the word and get people to sponsor you for your efforts.
Whatever you can do, whatever you can give, you will be helping make the world a better place. ♥♥♥