#19 Water for Christmas

November 19th, 2010

The gift giving season is here.

A $20 gift of water can save a person’s life.

This year, the Water4Christmas etsy shop is looking for crafty type people to stock it’s shelves.

If you can knit, sew, crochet, bead, paint, sculpt, etc, etc, etc, and you’d like to donate your work, go here for the details.

Last year, charity:water was able to build two wells with the $10000 raised from store.

I made these:

What can you make?

It’s a raffle for water.

December 7th, 2009

For every $5 you donate here (use the big yellow button that says “donate”) you will get a chance to win all of this.

Most of it is from Starbucks and a few things are from water4 christmas or charity:water.

You’ll get one water 4 christmas tote bag, one water 4 christmas water bottle, one copy of The House at Sugar Beach (about Liberia), two cute Starbucks Mugs, two cute Starbucks tumblers, an assortment of Starbucks candies and cookies, two Starbucks charms from Rwanda, Starbucks Mocha powder, African themed Memory game, cute tote from the Starbucks Africa collection, Africa trivia game, the official charity:water bracelet and a surprise that’s not listed.

Seriously, that is a pile of loot for $5. For every $5 you donate, your name will be entered in the drawing.

Oh, and there will be a new coffee & water box every day this week. And if you win shipping is free.

So, go play.

P.S. After you donate, leave a comment here with the number of tickets you bought…and be honest. She gets a print out of who donated.

Water Update

November 16th, 2009

On Friday, November 13, 2009, over 1000 people chose to spend $10 on their first gift of the season. $10000 was raised in 24 hours to provide clean water for 1000 for 10 years.

If $10000 was raised in 24 hours, what can we raise before Christmas?

NaBloPoMo Post #13: Clean Water for Everyone

November 12th, 2009

It’s almost here.

The day to spend $10 to change a person’s life forever.


$10 on Friday, November 13.

That’s it.

NaBloPoMo Post #11: A reminder and a few random things.

November 10th, 2009

First, the reminder:

Don’t forget. This Friday. Everyone who blogs, everyone on twitter, facebook, myspace, forums. Everyone buy your first gift of the season. $10 from everyone can bring clean water to millions of people around the world.

Post this on whatever you use to get the word out. Remember, on Friday, November 13 spend $10. The first gift you buy this year.

A few random things.

  • Conferences are a week from Thursday. My report cards are finished. Comments are written. Files are organized. With over a week to spare. Go me.
  • Sesame Street turned 40. Sesame Street taught my kid what ‘predicament’ means. Happy Birthday.
  • I think we are on round 2 of the flu in my class. The kids that were out sick about 3 weeks ago are now out sick again. It’s nice to have only 12 kids in my class, it gets a little dull. I hope they get better soon. We all miss them.
  • My class got a compliment from the teenagers who hang out in the parking lot near our school. Typically, this group of teenagers is obnoxious, shouting, swearing with no regards to anyone around them. My class walked by and they all agreed that “they are really good and cute and respectful.” Way to go kindergarten.
  • Baking soda and vinegar works really well as an alternative to shampoo. And it’s about a million times cheaper.

NaBloPoMo Post #8: Handmade for the Holidays

November 7th, 2009

When you are doing all your gift buying this year, consider buying handmade.

Here are some of my favorite shops (most are etsy shops):

Future Leaders of Ghana
Gub Factory
Junk Posse
Bean Forest

But don’t forget, the first gift you buy this year, buy it November 13.
$10 for water.


NaBloPoMo Post #3: Water For Christmas

November 3rd, 2009

Alright Internets. My friends on facebook and blogs and forums and twitter. You are now officially in the “know”. You’re in the loop. You are part of the club. You have a mission.

Remember this date: NOVEMBER 13. It’s going to be a big, big day. Every time someone checks facebook or their blogs lists or twitter all they should see is this:


On November 13, buy your first gift of the season.
$10 to provide clean water.
$10 can be the gift of life.
$10 from everyone who is online could end a crisis.

To recap:
We have one day.
One day to post like crazy.
One day to send out links to the yellow donate button.
One day to send out links with an explanation.
One day to copy and paste this anywhere it will be seen.

One day to change the world.
And it only costs $10.


Now you know.


October 23rd, 2009

If you are looking for great Christmas/Holiday presents and you want 100% of the proceeds to go to charity:water then you need to check out Water4Christmas’s etsy shop.

They have ornaments, t-shirts, headbands, jewelry, blankets, and more. It’s all handmade and it’s for a great cause.

Born in September

July 21st, 2009

I know, my birthday is over two months away.

But we’re talking about water.