I’ve participated in some really fun activities this summer — one of which was the World Domination Summit — a gathering of 1,000 forward-thinking people out to change the world for the better. One of the many inspiring people I met there was Scott Harrison, the founder of charity:water.
Even though I had been vaguely aware of a water crisis, it was shocking for me to see how there are over 800 million people still struggling to get clean water every single day. These people – usually women and children – spend hours just trying to gather water for their families, often settling for dirty and disease-causing mud rather than fresh, clean water. What was so inspiring to me is learning that this is actually one of the few global problems that we DO know how to solve. In fact, it can be solved in our lifetime — we have the tools and the technology, and charity:water has already brought clean water to millions of people.
CLICK HERE to see how clean water changes everything, including improving local food supplies, gender equality, and children’s education levels.
Charity:water is not only doing great work; it’s an innovative organization that is changing the way charities approach global issues. 100% of public donations to charity:water go directly to water projects in the field, and donors have the opportunity to track the projects they’ve contributed to and to actually see the people they’re helping via GPS technology. Check out their 4-star rating on Charity Navigator.
For these reasons, I pledged to “give up” my birthday this year (admittedly not a tough proposition for a lady-entertainer in Los Angeles!).
I’m asking my friends, family & fans to donate to charity:water this September in lieu of any birthday gifts.
If you’d like to contribute to a solution to the water crisis, please JOIN ME and donate whatever you can this week. My goal is for my community to contribute $5,000 to charity:water by my birthday, September 6.
CLICK HERE TO HELP! Thanks in advance, and a Very Merry Un-Birthday to YOU!