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The Motley Fool's charity:water drive

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The Motley Fool's charity:water drive

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Dear Fool:

This holiday season, we’re hoping to change the lives of 1,000 people by providing safe, clean drinking water. We’d be honored if you’d consider joining the cause. Any amount you're willing to give would make a huge difference.

Earlier this year, The Motley Fool was fortunate to host Scott Harrison, the founder and CEO of Charity: Water at our office. The team at Charity: Water is doing amazing work helping bring clean, healthy water to those in need across the world. We were amazed by Scott’s passion for the mission and by the impact Charity: Water’s efforts are having globally.

And we knew we had to get involved.

Consider the following facts:

• In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely to make them sick.
• Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.
• 90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are children under five years old.

The purpose of The Motley Fool is to help the world invest better. Normally, we want you to invest in the stock market. But today, we ask that you help us invest in communities across the world. By providing them clean drinking water, we can give them the gift of a brighter, healthier future, and make the world a better place.

Foolishly,

Your friends at The Motley Fool

This campaign brought clean water to Belowdam Community, Ethiopia and 12 other projects.

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This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2012 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

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Top donors listed by:
The Motley Fool$5,000
Tom Gardner$5,000
Foolish Employee Match$4,344
Ilan Moscovitz$1,001
David Butler$1,000

This campaign brought clean water to Belowdam Community, Ethiopia and 12 other projects.

Dear Fool:

This holiday season, we’re hoping to change the lives of 1,000 people by providing safe, clean drinking water. We’d be honored if you’d consider joining the cause. Any amount you're willing to give would make a huge difference.

Earlier this year, The Motley Fool was fortunate to host Scott Harrison, the founder and CEO of Charity: Water at our office. The team at Charity: Water is doing amazing work helping bring clean, healthy water to those in need across the world. We were amazed by Scott’s passion for the mission and by the impact Charity: Water’s efforts are having globally.

And we knew we had to get involved.

Consider the following facts:

• In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely to make them sick.
• Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.
• 90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are children under five years old.

The purpose of The Motley Fool is to help the world invest better. Normally, we want you to invest in the stock market. But today, we ask that you help us invest in communities across the world. By providing them clean drinking water, we can give them the gift of a brighter, healthier future, and make the world a better place.

Foolishly,

Your friends at The Motley Fool

ARE YOU READY? GET SET, LET'S GO!

Thank you for helping us fund 100 wells in Ethiopia. Soon, 100 communities will be drinking clean and safe water from charity: water wells.

Comments by donors

  • Anonymous donated $20 - over 2 years ago

    H20

  • Karen Burbage
    Foolish Employee Match donated $4,344 - over 2 years ago

    Thank You All! Fool on! Happy New year!

  • The Elliott Family Trust
    The Elliott Family Trust donated $100 - over 2 years ago

    Postmarked 12/31/12 - Rita and Dick Elliot

  • Olga C Bourne
    Olga C Bourne donated $100 - over 2 years ago

    Postmarked 12/31/12

  • Amit R and Sheth and Gayatri R Patel
    Amit R and Sheth and Gayatri R Patel donated $200 - over 2 years ago

    Postmarked 12/31/12

  • susan frederick
    susan frederick donated $25 - over 2 years ago

    Good project.

  • Anonymous donated $25 - over 2 years ago

    Thank you for bringing us this worthy cause.

  • Linda Davis
    Linda Davis donated $502 - over 2 years ago

    Great idea! Thank you.

  • Judith Jennings
    Judith Jennings donated $50 - over 2 years ago

    a worthy investment!

  • Debra Best
    Debra Best donated $66 - over 2 years ago

    Happy B/D Dave!

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