charity: water

Fresh water is critical to human life, yet in America we take clean drinking water for granted. An average American uses 150 gallons of water per day. We live in a culture where even our homeless have access to water when they’re thirsty. Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have safe, clean drinking water within reach. That’s one in eight of us. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Many people in the developing world, usually women and children, walk more than three hours every day to fetch water that’s likely to make them sick, when they have a plentiful supply of clean water just below the ground but no way to get to it.

Charity Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. They partner with local organizations on the ground to build and rehabilitate freshwater wells. Wells transform communities. Preventable water-borne diseases are drastically decreased. Long walks to muddy rivers and swamps are no longer necessary. Since time spent collecting water is reduced, women have the opportunity to earn an income and children have a chance to get an education. Water projects bring people together and offer improved health, a superior quality of life and hope for a better future.

Glitter Lemonade is defending the right to water—the most vital resource there is— by sponsoring a freshwater well. Our well will provide a village of 250 people with clean, safe drinking water for the next 20 years. Empathy can only be learned through exposure; please share Charity Water's video and our mission with your children, so they don’t take life for granted and so they begin their journeys compassionate and thankful, not wasteful.
 
Glitter Lemonade's freshwater well is now completely funded thanks to parents like you, who have empowered your children to donate their birthdays and give gifts that give back. Our $5,000 sponsorship goal was fulfilled with generous contributions from friends, families, schools and communities encouraging the youngsters in their lives to become active, philanthropic and engaged members of society. 

BUT THERE IS STILL A WATER CRISIS

Donate your child's birthday. Give gifts that give back. Make a contribution in the spirit of goodwill. As little as $20 can give one person access to a freshwater project in their village and Charity Water is committed to using 100% of their public donations to fund these projects. The water crisis is vast, but it is solvable. Introduce philanthropy into your child's everyday life and give them the curiosity, knowledge and power to make a difference. READY TO CHANGE LIVES?



Statistics and video courtesy of Charity Water