Can You Believe It?

February 28, 2015
Can You Believe It? Uganda Young Girl Water

One day last week the water in our building was shut off. I knew it was happening and I had time to fill my bathtub so I could flush my toilet and fill some bottles and pots for drinking, cooking and washing dishes.

But when I went to brush my teeth and had to go get a cup of water to use, it struck me just how much we take water for granted.

When I celebrated my birthday last December I started a campaign with charity: water to try to raise money to help people without access to clean water. My lofty goal was to raise $2000.00. Two months later, I’m halfway to that goal. I have 32 days left until the campaign ends.

You can still join my campaign!

One of the reasons I was drawn to charity: water was that 100% of the money donated goes directly to the people in need.

Can You Believe It?

Many of you generously dug into your pockets to help me and I’m so grateful. One donation in particular caught my eye. It was from little seven-year-old, Maya and her sister, Sarina, whose mother had shared my campaign with them.

A few weeks after my birthday, I received an email from their mom, saying that Maya had written a letter that she wanted to share with me.

With their permission, I want to share it with all of you. Thank you, Maya, for so eloquently stating just how tragic the water situation is for so many people, especially young children. You are helping to make this world a better place!

Maya's letter to me about lack of water. Can You Believe It?

Maya, Age 7 in 2nd Grade

Much love and gratitude,
Barbara

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