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Giving in September

Giving in September

Water is something we take for granted here—so much so that we pay for it when we can get it for free. Today, consider not only cutting down your own consumption to create a greener world, but giving some of what you'd spend on bottled or filtered water to someone who really needs it (in a really fun way!)

Charity:water founder Scott Harrison began the September campaign last year to encourage people to give much needed funds to his new non-profit rather than give him gifts on his birthday. This year, the stakes have been raised. Hundreds of people are asking the same thing of their friends and relatives. Over $800,000 has been raised—but the work isn't done!

In the spirit of friendly competition, Scott is trying to out-fundraise seven-year-old Max Schmidhauser...and he's losing terribly. Scott said he'd raise 10 times the money Max could or record a public video concession ( for YouTube) admitting defeat and declaring Max "The greatest. My hero." Looks like Scott might need to start working on that video.

Unless you want to help him, that is! To donate to Scott's September Campaign, click here. Have a soft spot for Max? Help him by donating here. Either way, the money goes to building more wells in Ethiopia. We call that a win-win situation!

Tell us who you're rooting for, and pass along the links above to your friends. Together, we can give the gift of clean water in September that will last a lifetime.

Posted: 9/24/08
LauraLee311

Haha, you have to love it when 7-year-olds are beating you in any competition! It's such a humbling experience. What a wonderful way to fundraise though!

Eva1873

What a great organization! I'm tempted to donate to both Max and Scott, just because there are no losers in this thing anyway!

  • By Eva1873
  • on 9/25/08 10:07 AM EST