about Thanks For Water
March 14, 2012
Please check back to the blog for an update as Juan, the director for the projects in Mexico, is going to be giving me an update soon. They have stretched the money we have given so far - way beyond what I ever thought we could. I'm excited to see a progress report. I hope you will join me in sharing a piece of the pie. Thanks and Happy Pi(e) Day!
December 22, 2010
Thank you to all who have helped to bring the gift of clean water to other people throughout the world. Clean water helps to prevent many diseases that affect people in developing countries and is one of the first steps out of poverty.
Thank you for supporting these efforts and making life a little better for others. Click on the "donate now" tab for instructions and a link to donate. I will post some pictures from the latest projects soon.
March 9, 2010
This is information on what has been happening on this current project(s):
Juan (in-country director) is using “Thanks for Water” funds in the villages of Morones and Margaritas. Here are some of the details:
Some of the “thanks for water” money went to build and repair cisterns in Morones (6 have been built so far). It will take $5200 more to complete the cisterns in Morones.
August 5, 2009
March 7, 2009
To celebrate I am having people over to my place to share a piece of the pie. I will provide various pies and ask others to bring pies to share as well as bring a $5, $10or larger donation (a piece of their pie) to share with our friends in Mexico to help them build this water project.
If anyone is reading this and can't make it to the pie party, please feel free to donate that day in order to share your piece of the pie.
I can't help but think of how much impact this would be if we combined our efforts and spread the word. I really want this to be about a lot of people giving a little. Think about how easy this would be - so far we have raised $1,315 and counting. That leaves $6,185 left to go. If $618 people donate $10 on March 14th then this project can begin! So please pass along the word. The information for donation is in the previous post. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment.
THANKS! and happy pi(e) day!
November 19, 2008
I'm so excited to announce this year's project. We will be raising money for small villages in San Luis Potosi, Mexico called El Tecolote and Las Margaritas. This is a very dry area and water is scarce. They would like to build a project which would include 3 water cisterns and an animal corral structure with a large roof that will provide for a water catchment system to harvest rainwater. The estimated cost for this full project is $7,500.
The people in these villages are Huichole Indians - native to Mexico. They have their own language and culture. Here is some more information about them:
Once again - I want this to be a fundraising effort where many, many people each give a little to make a big difference. Please give what you feel comfortable with from $10 to $100 to $1,000 and then pass along this blog to everyone you know. We can make a huge difference just by spreading the word.
to donate (your donation is tax deductible):
Click the link below to the CHOICE Humanitarian website to make a one time donation. Be sure to type "Thanks for Water" in the "comments" box in order for the money to go directly to this water project and so I can track the progress.
or if you prefer to send a check you can download a donation form and mail it with a check:
This is starting during the Thanksgiving season but we will keep accepting donations until we reach our goal. Please help me fulfill my dream of building a water project every year for the rest of my life. I can't do this without you, but working together we can help so many people.
p.s. I will be traveling to Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala next month to see the water project from last year. I am so excited to meet the people there and see the project. I will post pictures when I get back. My hope is to travel to these villages in Mexico next year to see their finished project.
If you have any questions please post a comment.
June 15, 2008
I recently went to a private screening of the documentary - FLOW (For Love of Water)
There was so much information and I encourage anyone to see this as soon as it hits theaters in the fall. One thing that was brought up in the film is that there are many areas in the world where the access to public water has been taken over by private companies. These companies are charging the people to have access to the clean water. Since many of these people cannot afford this payment, they are forced to get their water from dirty or contaminated sources.
You can help by signing the petition to add a 31st article to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, establishing access to clean water as a fundamental human right. Go HERE to sign the petition.
I'll write more about the film and the information I learned at another time, but you can get more information from their website: FLOW