Mar 19, 2011

Students from K2 the Church “Refresh” for Clean Water

Youth from K2 the Church in Salt Lake City, UT will gather for “Refresh,” an event taking place on March 25-26 that will raise awareness and money to provide safe water to children and their families in the developing world. Sacrificing time, effort, and appetite, students will fast for 25 hours and 35 minutes in order to focus on the global water cause and on serving their local community. They hope to raise at least $2,900 in pledges and donations for 3for5 to be used toward providing water, sanitation, and hygiene education for 1,573 kids and their community in Umuaka, Imo State, Nigeria.

Additionally, a private donor has committed to match any donations connected to "Refresh" up to $2900!

Online tax-deductible donations in support of the students’ “Refresh” efforts can be made at - simply add the word “Refresh” after your last name in the registration process (e.g. First Name: ‘Susan’... Last Name: ‘Jones Refresh’). Or, you can add the word "Refresh" as your affiliation in your 3for5 profile.

Mar 5, 2011

Design a T-Shirt for 3for5, Promote Wearable Philanthropy, Win Money!

A while back, I posted on these pages about the great work Alexis Fedor, founder of Love+Water Designs, is doing to promote charities through "wearable philanthropy".

The idea behind Love+Water Designs is to feature a different charity on their website each month.  During that month, anyone can submit a design for a t-shirt inspired by that charity, and we can all vote for our favorite design.  At the end of the month, a winning design is chosen, and 50% of all that shirt's ongoing proceeds will be donated back to the featured charity.

Well, this month 3for5 is the featured charity on Love+Water, and we want to encourage you to help us spread the word about clean water and Wearable Philanthropy.

So here's how:
  1. Design a cool t-shirt inspired by 3for5 and submit it on Love+Water's website (as a design submitter, you can win prizes if your design is chosen).
  2. Vote for your favorite 3for5 t-shirt here.  
  3. Spread the word to your friends via Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Gmail, your blog, or any other way you can think of.  In order for designs to be eligible, 3for5 shirts need to be submitted this month
I'm excited to see what our community comes up with, so let the designing and creativity begin!