Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Skyo and The Thirst Project

So, I have been thinking a lot this year about giving back.  But it's so hard to do anything.  I mean, sure, I can hand a few bucks to the bell-ringer for the Salvation Army, but what with having two little ones, and being as pregnant as I am, I can barely make time to get dressed.  So I have been looking for ways that I can help from home, and I lucked out and found a super easy one:  using social media to help out Skyo and the Thirst Project.

Skyo, an online textbook company (you can check out their website here) , is donating $1, up to $25,000 in December to the Thirst Project for every Twitter Follow and Facebook like.  The Thirst Project is a nonprofit organization that educates students about the global water crisis and builds clean water wells around the world.  Sometimes I am so humbled by what people like this do.  I mean, I'm sitting here wondering if the water from my fridge tastes fresh enough and if I need to change my water filter, and there are so many people right now struggling to find clean, safe water to drink.  The fact is, 1 child dies every 15 seconds in the world due to diseases related to contaminated water.

1 BILLION people in the world--1/7 of the world's entire population--don't have access to clean drinking water.

But the good news is an entire community of people can be saved with fresh, clean drining water for about $5,000--that's how much it costs to build a well.

And you can help by taking two minutes--less, really--of your time by following Skyo on Facebook and Twitter.  You can easily get Skyo to donate $2 with two seconds of your time.  Cool, huh?  You can follow Skyo on Facebook here, and follow them on Twitter here as @GoSkyo.  I also recommend reading their blog post about their goals for giving.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this post. It's so important to use WHATEVER MEANS WE HAVE to help others. Well done. :)