Some of you may think you are having a “Deja-vu” experience or that I’m repeating myself. Don’t worry, both are true! I kicked off this campaign with a post on December 20.
For those of you who have followed this blog for some time, you know this is the time of year I ask you for money. For the past 3 years, I’ve sponsored campaigns through Charity:Water to provide wells and potable drinking water to 10’s of thousands of people in Africa, India, and Southeast Asia.
You’ve been very generous in your support and in your giving. Clearly, I didn’t set an ambitious enough goal. This year, actually 12 days ago, I set a goal of $5K. We have already beaten that, so now the challenge is to over-achieve that goal by 100%.
Thinking of and giving to others is what makes us great. It’s where Each Of Us Can Make A Difference.
Coincidentally, this week I received a report on some of the projects that have been funded in the past several years. Below is an image of a project just completed in Ethiopia. We helped fund a water project at a school, providing water to over 800 people. The picture tells the story.
This is just one of many projects we’ve been able to fund!
Clearly, with your generosity in this year’s program, we will be able to do much more! But we can’t be satisfied with this, so I’m doubling the goal.
In the past week, I’ve gotten dozens of great emails from friends and followers who support this effort, but invest their time and money in other charities. Thank you for your notes, but more importantly, thank you for the gifts you are providing others. Whatever your contribution, to whatever organization, we each have an impact in changing the lives of others.
I’d love to have you support this campaign. Charity:Water is a fantastic organization and has made a great impact. 100% of your donation goes to providing wells and potable water to those who struggle to live every day.
Please take one more step in giving. Forward a link to this post to friends, family, and colleagues to ask them to join us in Making A Difference. Tweet this post, put it in Facebook, LinkedIn, Google +. Collectively we can have a huge impact.
Thanks for your contributions and support this year. Thanks for Making A Difference.
Best wishes to each of you and your families for the New Year!