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/r/ShowerThoughts charity: water 2014

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/r/ShowerThoughts charity: water 2014

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There are 800 million people in the world living without access to clean water. Let's change that!

Read the /r/ShowerThoughts announcement post here: http://redd.it/2a9dve

(I've included an edited version of the post below)
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The other day I checked ShowerThought's traffic stats, something I hadn’t done in a little while since becoming a default. As it stands now, it looks like /r/Showerthoughts got roughly 3.9 million unique visitors in July, and we’re on track to get just over 4 million unique’s in August. That’s a lot of people. 3-4 million people just casually reading humorous Showerthoughts each month.

I’d like to see how much good a few million of us can do. In the past, reddit has been responsible for a number of highly successful fundraisers - but for whatever reason I haven’t noticed many in the past year. reddit admins even created redditdonate.com to help moderators create campaigns for their favorite charities - but I haven’t seen it used much at all since it’s creation. So, considering the position we’re in now - in charge of a page with millions of visitors per month, I can’t think of a reason not to start a campaign for a really great cause.

We’ve chosen charity: water, a “non-profit organization on a mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to every person on the planet.“ So far, charity: water has funded 11,927 water projects in 22 different countries - using 100% of received donations. I’d encourage everyone to read through this website to see what the organization stands for and how they operate. I've personally followed them for a few years and have always been interested in getting involved somehow.

I’ve set the campaign goal at $50,000 USD. At the time I created the campaign, I wasn't sure if the campaign ended when the goal was reached or if it ended when time was up, so just to be safe I just set the goal high. $50,000 isn't our actual goal - I'd be thrilled if we raised $10,000 or $2,000. Really, any amount raised is great - there’s no minimum or maximum.

That said...it’s safe to say that maybe 3-4 million different people will see this post each month. If only ? of us donated $1, this campaign would be the most successful campaign in reddit history - and the second most successful campaign ever for charity: water. That’s just for one month. The realist in me knows the chances of us hitting that mark are slim, but I’d like to think we can come close. (Just for reference, last year YouTuber “PewDeePie” raised just over $450,529 ...think about that...no, *Showerthink* about that. Yeah.)

So, if you can - please donate! Each donation counts - big or small (though I think the big ones count more…). If you can’t donate, please share this post or donation link with whatever audience you might have!

Thanks everyone who read this post in full, and extra thanks to all who donate or spread the word!

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(More information provided by Charity: water)

Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink -- even the water in our toilets is clean!

But many people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, 5,000 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand Filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

We started this fundraising campaign to help charity: water build these types of projects around the world, and we're looking for anyone who can help us.

Please donate to our campaign -- anything you can give is a huge help.

100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped.

$10,107

  • 336 people will get clean water
  • 0 days left to donate
20%
$50,000.00

This campaign closed on Sep 30, 2014 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

Donate To charity: waterSee What Happens Next
Top donors listed by:
  • World Water Association
    $500
  • Anonymous
    $384
  • Alex Kerin
    $200
  • Anonymous
    $200
  • Jason Bonsall
    $200

There are 800 million people in the world living without access to clean water. Let's change that!

Read the /r/ShowerThoughts announcement post here: http://redd.it/2a9dve

(I've included an edited version of the post below)
---

The other day I checked ShowerThought's traffic stats, something I hadn’t done in a little while since becoming a default. As it stands now, it looks like /r/Showerthoughts got roughly 3.9 million unique visitors in July, and we’re on track to get just over 4 million unique’s in August. That’s a lot of people. 3-4 million people just casually reading humorous Showerthoughts each month.

I’d like to see how much good a few million of us can do. In the past, reddit has been responsible for a number of highly successful fundraisers - but for whatever reason I haven’t noticed many in the past year. reddit admins even created redditdonate.com to help moderators create campaigns for their favorite charities - but I haven’t seen it used much at all since it’s creation. So, considering the position we’re in now - in charge of a page with millions of visitors per month, I can’t think of a reason not to start a campaign for a really great cause.

We’ve chosen charity: water, a “non-profit organization on a mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to every person on the planet.“ So far, charity: water has funded 11,927 water projects in 22 different countries - using 100% of received donations. I’d encourage everyone to read through this website to see what the organization stands for and how they operate. I've personally followed them for a few years and have always been interested in getting involved somehow.

I’ve set the campaign goal at $50,000 USD. At the time I created the campaign, I wasn't sure if the campaign ended when the goal was reached or if it ended when time was up, so just to be safe I just set the goal high. $50,000 isn't our actual goal - I'd be thrilled if we raised $10,000 or $2,000. Really, any amount raised is great - there’s no minimum or maximum.

That said...it’s safe to say that maybe 3-4 million different people will see this post each month. If only ? of us donated $1, this campaign would be the most successful campaign in reddit history - and the second most successful campaign ever for charity: water. That’s just for one month. The realist in me knows the chances of us hitting that mark are slim, but I’d like to think we can come close. (Just for reference, last year YouTuber “PewDeePie” raised just over $450,529 ...think about that...no, *Showerthink* about that. Yeah.)

So, if you can - please donate! Each donation counts - big or small (though I think the big ones count more…). If you can’t donate, please share this post or donation link with whatever audience you might have!

Thanks everyone who read this post in full, and extra thanks to all who donate or spread the word!

---

(More information provided by Charity: water)

Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink -- even the water in our toilets is clean!

But many people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, 5,000 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand Filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

We started this fundraising campaign to help charity: water build these types of projects around the world, and we're looking for anyone who can help us.

Please donate to our campaign -- anything you can give is a huge help.

100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped.

Learn about the water crisis

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.

Comments by donors

  • Anonymous donated $107 - 10 months ago

    $10,000!

  • Sam S
    Sam S donated $3 - 10 months ago

    Help them :)

  • Gregory Desrocher
    Gregory Desrocher donated $10 - 11 months ago

    Best of luck reaching the funding goal.

  • Anonymous donated $5 - 11 months ago

    don't have much to give, but hopefully every little helps. not that tesco's doing much to help.

  • FM Ycasiano
    FM Ycasiano donated $5 - 11 months ago

    Live a good life! :)

  • Mark Moran
    Mark Moran donated $48 - 11 months ago

    Thank you, Reddit, for funding my daughter's Charity:water campaign four years ago.

  • Matthew McHugh
    Matthew McHugh donated $15 - 11 months ago

    Good luck getting to the Goal

  • Anonymous donated $5 - 11 months ago

    Every bit helps.

  • Anonymous donated $5 - 11 months ago

    Let's give others the ability to have shower thoughts!

  • Dan Lemly
    Dan Lemly donated $5 - 11 months ago

    It's not much but I hope it helps!

100 percent

Private donors cover our operating cost so that 100% of all public donations can go directly to water project costs.