September 01, 2010

30 Days. 30 Bloggers. $30,000.

30 Days. 30 Bloggers. $30,000.

I couldn't be more excited about this. My friend, Tyler Stanton, Christian writer and comedian, has invited All Opinions Are Not Equal to be a part of a 30-day fundraising challenge through CharityWater.org.

Right off the bat, let's be clear. There's no guilt trip here. This isn't a "wouldn't it be cool to be a part of this thing?" You all know my policy on generosity. We are generous people. We simply need to re-prioritize where we're putting our money. Where can our dollars do the most good for the most people?

That's why you hear me talk so often about the Copenhagen Consensus Project, which aims to solve that exact mystery. And clean water and sanitation is a perennial staple on their top challenges list. Not number 1. Because the Copenhagen Consensus Project leans more toward preventing death, from an economic standpoint, and this project through Charity Water, which does do an amazing $12 of good for every $1 of investment, hopes to not only prevent death but start real life in Africa through clean water and sanitation.

If you're currently supporting micro-nutrient funds or malaria prevention, keep your money going there. That's awesome. And dollar-for-dollar can't be beaten. But this is a really beautiful organization to be behind.

WHY WATER? (Learn more here at the charitywater site and watch the awesome videos.)

100% of your donation goes directly toward providing clean water. (Private donors have covered all of the overhead.)
$20 provides 1 person clean water for 20 years. (i know, it's crazy.)
This month, your donation will specifically help the beautiful Bayaka Tribe in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.).

I'll be sure to keep you posted with how we're doing throughout the month.
Now go change the world.

DONATE now through our "30 DAY. 30 BLOGGER" campaign.