The story of charity: water – The 2009 September Campaign Trailer from charity: water on Vimeo.

The Smile Generation affiliated offices perform more CEREC single crown visits than anybody in the world. So we think it’s fitting to help transform the world in return and we’re looking for anyone that can help us. Every CEREC single visit crown = $1 donated to charity:water to help provide safe drinking water around the world. Clean water will change lives for generations.

In 2010 we donated over $125,000 total to charity: water including the $91,000 we donated to the Unshaken program helping the Haiti village of Kampech.  Through these donations we are able to provide clean drinking water to the community of now 7,000 people through 40 BioSand Filters.

In 2011 we’ll continue to donate $1 for every CEREC single visit crown as well as donating through other Smile Generation initiatives  to reach our goal in donating over $150,000 to charity: water to help provide clean drinking water to people around the world.

Many of us have no idea what its like to be thirsty.

Here in the United States, we use about 400 billion gallons of water each day. That means the average family of four is responsible for about 400 gallons per day.

But imagine if you had no clean water. Imagine sweating and straining to haul contaminated water back to your family. Imagine suffering from preventable things like diarrhea, parasites or leeches. Unbelievably, 80% of all diseases in the world are caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.

Together, weve got an incredible opportunity to provide clean water for those in need. And the great thing about donating to charity: water is that 100% of donations go directly to the water projects, and well get to see exactly what projects our dollars funded.