Thursday, March 2, 2017

Charity of the Month: water.org

Charity of the Month is a way Team Tizzel is helping to support some very worthy organizations. As part of this program, we will dedicate a post to a charity that we will sponsor through the month by donating Holly's training run money.

February: In February we supported COPD Foundation with a $125 donation in memory of Holly's first manager. You can learn more and donate through their website.

March Charity of the Month:

water.org Buy a Lady a Drink Program

A few days ago we were watching the Oscars broadcast and the preliminary red carpet events. A couple times an ad comes on with Matt Damon talking about the global need for clean water. He states that in many places around the world women travel miles to gather water for their families and communities. We've witnessed this first-hand in some of our travels and it does put in perspective that we take our faucets for granted. Matt offers a way for us to help: Purchase a limited edition Stella Artois chalice and In-Bev (brewer of Stella Artois) will donate 5 years of clean water. Here's the ad:

The Stella Artois website further reinforces the message with more videos and images of the chalices. They are packaged in beautiful boxes and come in 3 designs: Brazil, Cambodia, Uganda.

From their site: Stella Artois has helped provide more than 800,000 people in the developing world with access to five years of clean water through the sale of more than 225,000 Limited-Edition Chalices and by directly donating more than $3 million to water.org. But we’ve only just begun.

We really liked this promotion. The glasses are very nice and a small donation goes a long way in helping others. The absolute last thing we need are more beer glasses. We donated a bunch of Stella Artois chalices a few years ago. But we figured out another way to participate. We will give some of our readers (heck probably all our readers) a chalice. Here's how it works:

  • Comment on this post directly, or on our Team Tizzel Facebook page under this Charity of the Month post with The words "water.org" and the country's glass you are interested in.
  • We will purchase and ship the glass to you if in a few days. If we need your address we'll find a way to get it from you.
  • Chalices ship via Amazon and with our Prime membership they will arrive quickly.

The rules:

  • First ten people that place a comment get the glasses. We buying 10 total.
  • One per household
  • We will only ship in the U.S.
  • If the country's chalice is not available at time of order we will pick one of the alternatives.
  • If chalices are no longer available we will make an equivalent cash donation and send you a picture of Tizzel electronically in its place.
  • If apathy or low readership don't generate ten purchases we will donate the equivalent of the remaining chalice balance directly to water.org.

We are hoping you will participate in this fundraiser and have us send you a glass? Maybe it will inspire you to complete the set on your own? This is a really creative promotion from water.org/Stella Artois and we enjoy the fact that we have the opportunity to give 50 years of clean water to people in need.

 

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