Feb 23, 2010

3for5 Grants $10,000 to Water for People for Projects in Malawi

The 3for5 Foundation is proud to announce that it has made its first clean-water grant in the amount of $10,000 to Water for People to fund projects in Chikhwawa, Malawi.

In 2010, Water For People-Malawi will work with its local partners to provide comprehensive clean water, sanitation and hygiene promotion programs to twenty villages and 5 schools within the Traditional Authorities (TAs) of Makhwira, Kasisi and Maseya, in Chikhwawa, Malawi.

You can learn more about this and other 3for5 projects here.

Feb 22, 2010

Alexis Fedor has a Great Idea!

Creativity unleashed...it's a beautiful thing and it's what Alexis Fedor is encouraging with her new company which is hoping to bring attention to charities and great causes by engaging the artistic community.

When I met Alexis a few weeks ago, I loved her company's vision:
"...we will hold weekly t-shirt design contests. You [the community] will design the shirts, you will pick the winners, we will donate up to 50% of all profits to charity. Because every drop counts. If you are an artist with interesting work (painting, poetry, photography, wordage, all-around great, creative person) or a charity helping to foster incredible change, let us feature you!"
I resonate with Alexis about more than our common belief that "every drop counts." From the very beginning of 3for5, I've always believed that artists will play a major role in helping to spread awareness about people in need of clean water. Why? Because artists' creations (objects, ideas, music, and more) capture our hearts and minds, engaging us in ways that nothing else can. And for the last two years of 3for5, artists have been integral to the 3for5 Movement and will continue to be as we keep trying to unite communities to help others in need.

That's why it was so great to meet Alexis. She's an artist who is creating...and interviewing other people who are innovating in the charitable and artistic community.

Ok, Ok--it does just-so-happen that Alexis interviewed me on her blog recently (shameless plug: why i started 3for5). But she's talking to many, many incredible people who will inspire you through their creativity in the charitable space.

Alexis: we at 3for5 can't wait until the t-shirt competitions begin--creativity unleashed can do amazing things!

Feb 10, 2010

3for5 Exceeds $10,000 Raised for Clean Water!

Way to go droplets! Just a few days ago, the 3for5 Movement exceeded $10,000 in monies raised for clean water projects in the developing world!

This is an exciting milestone because the 3for5 Board of Directors has set this amount ($10k) as the amount required before we make our first project-grant.
So, stay tuned because we'll have another exciting announcement to share near the end of the week! In the meantime, check out the 3for5 Movement in action here.

Feb 2, 2010