How did you do it?
“I would love to take credit for it, but really it is just using the amazing tools that the Adventure Project Team creates for these campaigns. I am so busy during the day, and the ability to cut and paste a link, or to use succinct language to explain how what we are doing is going to tangibly change the lives of real people. That’s the kind of messaging that reaches me personally, so it’s great to have that at our fingertips! Most of my friends who contributed towards the campaign appreciated being able to do it so easily, and it keeps them coming back!”
What was your favorite part of the process? Or what surprised you most?
“Wow, as crazy as it sounds, one of my favorite parts is hitting refresh on the computer when we’re on a deadline to raise a specific amount. It’s almost addicting watching the numbers creep up and up as donations come trickling in, and knowing that every $550 means thousands of REAL lives are going to be changed. It’s hard to put that feeling into words, but I do know that it has kept me up past my bedtime more than once!”
Why did you invest your time, talent and resources for the campaign? What stirred your heart about it?
“Because I am tired of the widely held assumption that the world’s poorest people just want handouts. It is a privilege to partner with an organization like The Adventure Project that gets it. They get that basic tenet of ‘teach a man (or woman!!) to fish’ and they encourage the rest of us to get on board too. I think most people that have grown up in Western privilege think that so many of the problems in the world are too big to solve, but campaigns like this, and like the stove campaign before it, show that is not the case. It helps individuals who want to help but don’t know how to empower individuals who would like that little start-up push and don’t know where to get it. Dignity and empowerment are the name of the game, and it is so much FUN to play!!!”
To learn more about the campaigns and initiatives that are inspiring Tammi, visit The Adventure Project.
Today’s featured member from our Well Mechanics Club is Cassie Burback, a passionate mom who raised $1,205 for clean water in India.
How did she do it?
Cassie leveraged social media such as her Facebook and Twitter, along with her blog. Her passion showed through her writing and advocating, inspiring her networks and community to rally behind the cause as well.
What were the results?
She raised over $1,000 — enough to hire two mechanics and provide clean water for over 10,000 people in rural India!
Why do we love this?
Cassie told us that her favorite part was “seeing unexpected donations come in from old friends and being able to connect again.” Not only did she raise money for clean water, but she also inspired and brought together people within her immediate community and outside of it. Awesome.
A man is able to get clean water near his home because of trained local mechanics who maintain the community well.
The Adventure Project is committed to ensuring that such sustainable clean water access is available to even more people in rural India.
Learn more at www.theadventureproject.org.
Regular well maintenance can save communities thousands of dollars in costly repair, while continuing to supply families with clean, healthy drinking water. Learn more at www.theadventureproject.org, and join us tomorrow for World Water Day as we support mechanics in rural India.
Each dollar of our campaign will be matched by The Prem Rawat Foundation. We have the potential to raise up to $50,000 by tomorrow. That means the hiring and training of 90 new mechanics who will supply clean water to over 450,000 people.
Sign up here to help make a huge splash tomorrow.
3 more days until World Water Day! Join us in our 24-hour campaign to raise $25,000 (to be matched dollar-for-dollar by The Prem Rawat Foundation) in order to provide jobs for 90 local mechanics in India and bring sustainable access of clean water to over 450,000 people.
Interested? Sign up to join us.
Learn more about what The Adventure Project believes to be the most effective way to ensure people have sustainable access to clean water at www.theadventureproject.org.
You know this kid is excited for our World Water Day 24-hour campaign.
…Okay, maybe not since we didn’t send a memo to him, BUT you know he would be.
So help make a kid’s day (or several kids’ day) by joining us on World Water Day by blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, pinning, etc. about the need for sustainable access to clean water — and helping us raise funds to provide this access.
One out of every three water wells in India are broken, and more continue to break down because of a lack of maintenance. Our goal at The Adventure Project is to hire and train local leaders to become mechanics to help fix and prevent breakdowns, helping their communities maintain access to clean drinking water.
On World Water Day, March 22nd, we’re rallying together 250 people to MAKE NOISE on the Internet via their blogs, Tumblrs, tweets, status updates, and Pinterest boards, and to get their circles to give to the cause.
If 250 people can raise $100 each, that would make $25,000 raised for clean water. Even better? The Prem Rawat Foundation is offering to match every donation that comes in by World Water Day, up to $25,000 — which means we have the potential to raise $50,000 in 24 hours!
This means hiring 90 mechanics to provide clean water for over 450,000 people.