Mar 8, 2010

50 Launch Gatherings for World Water Day!

World Water Day is March 22nd, and we're hoping to have more than fifty 3for5 "Launch Gatherings" during that week to raise awareness about the clean water crisis in the developing world.

What's a Launch Gathering, you ask?

Well, it's a fun and easy way to engage your friends in a dialog about clean water by doing what you already do with your friends: hang out! 3for5 Launch Gatherings can be hosted wherever like and are also meant to be a launching pad for your 3for5 Wave.

There's no hard and fast rule about what a Launch Gathering should look like, or what exactly should happen. You might invite some friends over for dessert, a meal, or even a game-night.

Just pick a location that you and your friends will feel comfortable at, and be sure to take some time to talk to your friends about 3for5 and clean water at some point during your event. Remember, you really can get creative here and talk about 3for5 and clean water as much, or as little, as you'd like.

To help make your gathering a success, we've created a Launch Gathering Packet that you can use as a template for ideas, recipes, and handouts.

Finally, share your ideas and experiences with us and other 3for5 droplets on our GetSatisfaction page here.

Improvements to

We've added some new and updated pages to Here are the details...

News Page
Our News page will supplement this blog and act as a repository for external news about and the 3for5 Movement. Read more here:
Images, Handouts, and Media
We've added a "media" page where you can download regular and high-res versions of various 3for5 images and handouts. See more here:

3for5 Launch Gatherings
For those new to the 3for5 Movement, we've detailed one more way you can engage your family and friends in a dialog about the clean water crisis: invite them over for a 3for5 Launch Gathering to kick off your wave. Download our 3for5 Launch Gathering packet, and learn more here:

Projects & Progress Page
Last, but certainly not least, we've revamped our Project & Progress page to keep you better informed about the projects we're funding. Have a look here: