Donate $8 to Help Ella Grace Meet Her 8th Birthday Fundraising Goal to Provide a Community with Clean Water

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  • Provide a community with clean drinking water
  • Support young girl's birthday fundraising goal

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Promotional value expires Jun 25, 2011. Amount paid never expires. 100% of donations go to Ella Grace's fundraiser. See G-Team FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Nearly one billion people around the world do not have access to clean drinking water, and 42,000 die each week from diseases caused by dirty water and unsanitary conditions. Today, on World Water Day, humanitarians across the globe will give the gift of clean water to their fellow man. One miniature humanitarian, Ella Grace, discovered that children her own age in other countries could not attend school because they spent their days walking several miles to and from polluted water sources to bring their families drinking water. Instead of presents, she asked her friends, family, and community members to donate $8 to Charity: Water to bring water to people living in poverty in celebration of her 8th birthday.

Recently declared a basic human right by the United Nations, clean drinking water and sanitation not only diminish unnecessary disease and death, they help people overcome the struggle to survive, freeing them to concentrate on education, business, and improving their overall quality of life. Charity: Water has funded 3,811 water projects since its inception and uses 100% of its donations to fund these projects, showing the tangible benefits of support by providing GPS coordinates for every well it builds. Ella's goal is to raise $5,000 to fund one well, bringing water to a community of 250 people. After her birthday on February 12, she raised money though a skating party, a bake sale, and craft fair, and she is now halfway to her goal of bringing a basic human necessity, water, to the families and children of an impoverished community.

Join G-Team and donate $8 to help Ella Grace reach her 8th-birthday goal to bring a well to an impoverished community in a developing country. The more donations G-Team members raise, the closer Ella will be to meeting her goal of $5,000—the amount required to fully fund the well.

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