This is awesome. I came across this in the Twitter newsletter.
THE MISSION OF SEPTEMBER.
Most of us get presents on our birthday. lots of them are things we don’t really need. But in many places in the world, people don’t have access to the most basic necessity: clean, safe drinking water. because charity: water was born in september, we’re starting the september campaign. We’re asking everyone born in september to ask for donations instead of presents for their birthdays, and help give 150,000 people in Ethiopia acess to safe, clean drinking water.
If you were born in September, please consider doing this, and let me know that you did it in the comments. My late grandmother’s birthday is September 10th. She would have been 91 in a couple of weeks, and I’m donating $91 in honor of her.
If you don’t have a September birthday, find at least one person who does and instead of buying them a shirt, ask if you can donate to fund a well in their name, or consider donating in my grandmother’s name.
At the risk of sounding overly cheesy, the world can be a better place, and it starts with one person doing something good. Be that person. Be good.