Give Up Your Birthday to Raise Money to Provide Clean Drinking Water
Today is World Water Day. It’s been a little over two and a half years since the Smile Generation did its first drive with charity: water. We raised $13,000 and provided clean drinking water to three villages in Ethiopia. Since then, we’ve raised $92,000 to help the Haitian Village of Kampech. With all our initiatives, including selling Smile Generation t-shirts and CEREC CAD/CAM restorations at our Smile Generation-affiliated offices, so far, we have made a total of $467,215 in donations. That money has provided clean drinking water to 23,360 people. If you took all of those people and invited them to a Justin Bieber (who is our charity: water friend, by the way) concert at the Staples Center, you would have 3,000 people who would sadly be turned away.
But we’re not stopping now. The two new rigs that charity: water has purchased will allow them to drill 80 new wells a year which will change 80,000 lives for the next 15 years.
All of those stats are awesome, but we can ALL do more. As part of World Water Day, charity: water is asking everyone to give up their birthday to help raise money to provide clean drinking water around the world. So if you’re interested, visit charitywater.org/birthday.
Remember, water changes everything!