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Clean Water Changes Everything

by David Brock on December 22nd, 2017

Those who have followed me for some time know this time of year, I shift my focus to a pet project:  Charity:Water, more specifically providing clean water to people in villages I will probably never see.

I’ve been running annual campaigns to raise money for about 4 years.  These, along with donating a part of the profits from the sales of Sales Manager Survival Guide, have enabled us to raise over $40K, providing water to 1000’s of people in Africa and Southeast Asia.

Once again, I’m asking you to contribute to Making A Difference 2017/2018.  If only for a moment, we could stop thinking about the challenges we and our organizations face, if we divert ourselves from our own dreams and ambitions, to think about how we might impact the lives of people we will never meet, we can have a huge impact on the quality of life in the world.  Our past campaigns have proven this.

Please consider contributing to Making A Difference 2017/2018.  No amount is too small or too large.  Alternatively, think of your favorite cause (other than yourself 😉 )  and consider contributing your time, money, or both.  Make A Difference on an issue you care about!

Clean water is at the root of many challenges that face all of us.  Some interesting data points:

  • 663 million people live without clean water  (That’s twice the US population!)
  • Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
  • 43% of those deaths are children under the age of 5.
  • Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save 16,000 lives each week.
  • In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water.  Imagine re harnessing that time to go to school, grow food, earn an income, start a business!
  • Clean water helps keep kids in school, particularly girls.
  • Women are responsible for 72% of the water collected in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Again, imagine harnessing their time to start businesses, raise families, get educations.

What I’ve always liked about Charity:Water’s programs, is that 100% of what we raise goes directly to a project in a needy community.  If you contribute, you will get status updates, so you can watch the progress and impact of your contribution.

Please consider joining me in this year’s campaign, Making A Difference 2017/2018.  Please encourage your friends, colleagues and family to join, as well–forward the link to this post to them.

Thanks so much for your support of my blog and related efforts this year.  Thanks, especially, for your support of Making A Difference 2017/2018.

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  1. Chuck Sena permalink

    Thanks for highlighting and supporting this cause. My daughter is in grad school for environmental engineering and she is in the local chapter of Engineers without Borders working on a similar project for Uganda. I am happy to follow her example and support Charity;Water.

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