Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Water For Christmas Birthday

On November 3, 2008, Jody Landers officially launched Water for Christmas.  What an amazing one-year journey it has been.

$59,000 was raised in that short time between 11/3 and Christmas.

And it was all done by regular people.  There wasn't a professional fund-raiser leading the charge.  Just a regular person who knew lots of other regular people.  And a passion to help people.  And a weariness with the materialism of Christmas.

Of course, it helps if you are a regular person with a blog read by, it seems, a zillion people everyday.

Not mine, of course, Jody's.

So: Happy Birthday, WFC.  And way to go, Jody, who, by the way, is on a plane right now heading to Liberia to see for herself the work that Water for Christmas and Charity:Water are doing there.

Now, heads up.  Water For Christmas enters it's second season, and we're going to kick it off with a bang.  Here's what's happening:

Last year, we did $10 Fridays.  Every Friday for six weeks, people were encouraged to give ten bucks to WFC.  A lot was raised through $10 Fridays.

This year, instead of six Fridays, we are looking at one day.  One really big day.

November 13th.  Everyone giving $10.  So spread the word.  Use whatever means you have: Facebook, MySpace, blog, Twitter, email, texts.  Even that old technology that is hanging on your wall in the kitchen.

Here's the graphic that we are using:

Right click, copy and paste it into your message.  (OK, that won't work so well with that thing that hangs on the wall in the kitchen, but you know what I mean.)

I need your help to get the word out, because, well, my blog reaches somewhat less than a zillion people.

But I'm working on it.

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