WATER. Clean water. I can pour out and drink clean water from a tap in my home at any time when I’m thirsty and I know it is safe to drink. I can just turn on a tap to fill up my dog’s water bowl, have a shower and flush the toilet, plus so many other things. So easy. So simple.
This is not so for millions of other families in the rest of the world. It is mostly women and children who spend hours every day walking long distances to collect DIRTY water in containers for their families to drink and wash in. The dirty water is full of DISEASES but it is the only water they have access to.
Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.
EVERYONE should have access to clean water and proper toilets. Can you imagine yourself spending all day walking to get water and that what you carry home is all that you get for you and your family for that day? It’s not much, it’s hard work and it's dirty water.
We can ALL help. I started this fundraising campaign to help charity: water build these types of projects around the world, and I'm looking for anyone who can help me. I am asking that the next time you go to buy your morning coffee, think instead of how the cost of that one cup of coffee could go towards someone else having CLEAN water for the rest of their life. Maybe think about donating the cost of coffee for one week, a month or even a year. If many of us give a little, we can make a huge difference to many.
Please donate to my campaign -- anything you can give is a huge help.
100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we have helped.
Please watch this video to see what you can be a part of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdBG5VO01e0
All donations made to Ellie’s campaign
Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.
Make your check payable to charity: water. Write the code below in the memo so we can track it to the correct campaign.
Then, drop your check in the mail! You'll receive an official tax receipt about 3 - 4 weeks after your check is processed.