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Birthday Give-Away!

6 September 2013

One week from tomorrow I turn 30.



Presents are in order.

Not for me. For you.

I hooked up with Charity:Water again this year to try to get people in India safe, clean water for my birthday. If there are 30 people out there who love me, and have the means to give me $30 for my 30th birthday, two families will have clean running water in their home – a kitchen tap, a bathroom tap, and a shower.


(Last week I asked all the mommies to come together for a memorial offering. If you missed it, mama, it’s here.)

Everyone needs clean water. You can imagine the health benefits.

What I never imagined, was all the other benefits.

  • Easy access to clean water means that women don’t have to walk for hours to find water. That means they can work from home or raise their families.
  • It means girls can stay in school instead of walking for water, or staying home to care for the family while mom goes to find water.
  • It means husbands and fathers stay healthy, so they can work to earn money.

It practically and realistically breaks down the illegal caste system in Indian villages.

That’s amazing.

That’s what I want for my birthday: social equality in India. It’s fun to say, but it’s actually do-able. You can actually help make it happen for $30. If you’re down for that, click here.

But enough about me. Let’s talk about you. 

Charity:Water has these cool, limited-edition t-shirts for sale right now:

jerrys shirt

It has 30 (there’s that number again!) jerry cans on it – those big, yellow canisters that people all over the world use to collect water. 30 jerry cans is about 150 gallons of water, which is about how much water the average American uses every day.

Want one?

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me your t-shirt size (Small through XL) before noon on Wednesday. I’ll select a random winner, and email you to get a shipping address.

That’s it. You don’t have to donate, don’t have to Tweet or Like anything, because it’s my birthday and that’s how I roll. (Although I do highly recommend donating. I mean, what if you won? You’d feel completely silly wearing that shirt … HashtagJustSayin.)

Learn more about the global water crisis, and how water affects everything, right here.

One Comment leave one →
  1. 6 September 2013 9:37 AM

    I hope your reach your goal!

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