It seemed only fitting that as our kids have decided the last two months’ charities, it was time for Dave to have a turn. Despite a ridiculous schedule of full time work, volunteer soccer coaching which takes more time than the full time paid work, and a dash of overseas travel sprinkled on top, he managed to find time to research a great charity for April. Over to him to explain…
charity:water gives 100% of donations to clean water projects around the world.
In April it was my task to choose our charity donation for the month. As ever the task was to find a charity that did the most good with our money.
In researching I came across charity:water. The charity was founded by a New York nightclub promoter Scott Harrison who burned out after a life of drugs and alcohol and decided to do something positive with his life. https://youtu.be/V4E1t2yIZlc (warning – video is ten minutes long so don’t start watching it when you’re rushing out of the house as we did…)
With 663 million people, or one in ten people in the world, without access to clean water, charity:water funds projects across the world to stop people having to drink dirty and polluted water, in turn preventing disease. Having access to clean water allows families to go to school, work and reduces stress on health care systems.
The charity is funded by private donations, with 100% of all public donations going to projects to provide clean water.
To date they’ve funded 38,113 water projects for 9.6 million people across Africa, Southern Asia and South America, and all projects are mapped and registered.
Like many fortunate people our family take for granted access to clean water at home, so this month the Tapping Family donated A$898.96 to charity:water. The money will help progress the vision of providing clean drinking water to the remaining 653.4 million people around the world who still do not have access to clean water and have to drink dirty unsafe water… putting their health and futures at risk.