We are a family of mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers and daughters and sons who find it unacceptable that thousands die each day as a result of lack of one simple thing: clean water. We are distraught that women and children walk three hours one way to fill a bucket with dirty water…water that may quench a deep thirst, but may also kill them. We are pained that 4,500 hundred children die each day as a result of the lack of clean water in their community. We are anguished that 1.1 billion people walking this planet do not have clean water…while we have so much.
We’re moving loudly and boldly with our bodies and our hearts. We are calling attention to a cause and trying to raise ten billion dollars along the way.
Ten billion dollars and the world has clean water. Americans spend around 450 billion dollars each Christmas. Ten billion dollars and the world has clean water. We believe this can be done.
Join us. Check out charity: water. (Follow the link or click the "Water for Christmas" button on the right.) Donate under the "Water for Christmas" tab at the bottom. Every last penny will go toward the building of a well in a community that doesn’t have one.
Watch our passion as we dance for water. Dancing for water and watching the ripples.
(These videos are posted in good faith. Please read about charity: water and consider making a donation before you view. Every dollar helps build wells in places thirsty for clean water.)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sheila -- Davenport, IA -- plus.... WaterForChristmas AUCTION!!
As I walk this path I discover more about myself in relationship to God and this world that I live in. Some of it is about my relationships with people that I love, live with, work with, or pass daily. And some of it is about people that I will never meet, yet how I live my life does have an impact on them either directly or indirectly. I could pass up this opportunity to dance and never acknowledge the water project. But how could I face myself in the mirror when I brush my teeth…or when I meet my Savior.
!!!!!!!!SPECIAL WFC AUCTION!!!!!!!
Sheila has generously donated the original painting she worked on in her dance to auction off in an attempt to raise money and build wells. You've seen Sheila dance, now you can bid on this precious painting!!
Here's the fine print:
The bidding will begin NOW. It will end Friday (11/21) evening at 5pm. Please leave your bid under the link below this post labeled "Comments." Check back throughout the two-day period to participate in this "blog auction." The bidding will start at $50. (Remember how we told you that $20 gives one African water for 20 years. Truly, your bid matters!!) If you are concerned your bid will be outdone while you are at work, etc, then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your highest bid and we will bid for you!
ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO charity: water.
The winner (the highest bidder as of 5pm on Friday, November 21st), will be asked to send an email to email@example.com identifying themselves. We will then provide them an address to send their check (made out to charity: global so that it's tax deductible). The winner should also provide the address to which we will ship (free of charge) the painting. If you are unable to check this blog throughout the day, feel free to send your highest bid to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will bid on the painting on your behalf.
Acrylic on canvas, 16X20