What can you do in two weeks?
Well, for most people in the United States they can earn a paycheck, fill up their gas tank, drive a couple hundred miles, sleep 112 hours, eat 42 meals, go on vacation, or, for one company raise money to support charity.
Moventee.org is an organization that spends two weeks partnering with a charity. Through the sale of a one-of-a-kind t-shirt or art print, they donate $8 of every print or t-shirt to that charity.
For most of us, the cost of the art is close to the cost of a week’s worth of latte’s, one or two meals, or 5 gallon’s of gas. It is less than a new pair of jeans, shoes, hat, cell phone bill, or Internet access. I can’t tell you how often I have heard people say they just want to get involved, they would love to volunteer, but just don’t have time. With the aid of social media, not only can the word get out and spread like wildfire about different charity’s, it also makes it easy to get involved. And it is something to feel good about. How else would you be able to change someone’s world and affect their life in a very real and profound way, half a world away. For most of us, we will never visit these places, but we can help those who need it.
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In a place where even the poverty stricken are far richer than most of the world, I think we can find a time and place to help those in need. Water is a life giving and life taking necessity. With it, life flourishes and is abundant and produces more life and more growth. Without it, life ceases.
The current charity that Movementee.org has partnered with is called The Water Project.
“Nearly 1 billion people suffer needlessly without access to safe water. We’re changing this – one village at a time. Help us build wells, provide water, and unlock potential.”
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What is the potential you have an ability to unlock? Life, growth, hope. According to their website:
- More than 1 in 8 people in the world don’t have access to safe drinking water.
- 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease.
- Nearly 80% of illness in developing countries is linked to poor water and sanitation conditions.
“We know that when a well is installed for a village, girls return to school. Women begin small businesses. Men are no longer too sick to work. Fields are watered and food supply becomes more reliable. Health returns and children grow up to be productive members of their community. The cycle of poverty is broken. Lives change. ”
I bought mine, have you gotten yours?
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