Between Thanksgiving and Christmas gift swapping, the holiday season truly epitomizes the spirit of giving. But nowhere is this more evident this year than with #GivingTuesday – a new initiative that aims to be “the giving season’s opening day”.
According to the movement’s website, more than 2,000 partners have teamed for #GivingTuesday to celebrate and encourage charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. Among the founding partners is charity: water, an organization that is dedicated to permanently supplying clean, safe drinking water to needy communities all around the world. And as our Blog readers already may know, Other World Computing has recently teamed with charity: water in an effort to raise a total of $125,000 for the drilling of new wells in areas of most need. And to help that effort, beginning on Black Friday and continuing through the end of today, OWC is donating $5 for each new Twitter follower it gains!
After all of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday hype, we hope you’ll have room for one more day of giving. So check out charity: water’s #GivingTuesday blog, or head directly to the OWC Fundraiser page and see if there’s a way that you can help make a difference. In the season of giving it’s important not to overlook those most in need, and now is the time to make an even greater push to help.
And we can only hope that the inaugural #GivingTuesday is the start of something even bigger!
Our effort to raise $125,000 for charity: water continues to move forward. Here’s this week’s update.
First let’s start with donations for new Twitter followers. We gained 171 new followers last week, bringing our total contributions there to $6,160.
Next, we had 1,317 new entries in our OWC 25th Year Kickoff Celebration Sweepstakes, bringing our “dollar an entry” pledge to $4883.
We also had an additional $1195 in independent pledges to our charity: water portal page, which brings us to a total of $7421 in donations that we’ll be matching.
We’re closer today than we were last week, Help us out by following our Twitter feed (which will bring in $5 per new subscriber this weekend, rather than $1), donating directly, or entering our Sweepstakes. Time is running out on that last one, though; Sweepstakes entry ends November 30.
To enhance its 25th year of service celebration, OWC will increase donations to its charity: water campaign from $1.00 to $5.00 for every new OWC Twitter follower recorded from Black Friday (November 23) until the end of Cyber Monday (November 26).
By offering a unique, no cost philanthropic twist to these shopping days – ‘you follow socially, we give the gift of financial resources’ – OWC will continue on its goal of offering permanent solutions for providing safe, clean drinking water to people in developing nations.
This is just a quick update to our effort to raise $125,000 for charity: water.
First let’s start with donations for new Twitter followers. We gained 128 new followers last week, bringing our total contributions there to $5,989.
Next, we had 642 new entries in our OWC 25th Year Kickoff Celebration Sweepstakes, bringing our “dollar an entry” pledge to $3566.
We also had an additional $346 in independent pledges to our charity: water portal page, which brings us to a total of $6226 in donations that we’ll be matching.
We’re on our way, but we still have a long way to go. Help us out by following our Twitter feed, donating directly, or entering our Sweepstakes. Better hurry on that last one, though; Sweepstakes entry ends November 30.
Other World Computing is celebrating its 25th year of providing award-winning Mac and PC products/services and green business practices with a fundraiser for charity: water. A non-profit organization, charity: water uses 100 percent of the donations received for bringing sustainable safe drinking water solutions to people in developing nations.
To help reach its goal of $125,000 by the end of 2012, OWC will match up to $62,500 in donations made via their fundraising portal on the charity: water site.
In many developing countries, bogs and swamps are the only source of water. People spend hours lugging heavy containers of the tainted water to their villages every day. Clean drinking water is often literally under these people’s feet, but they don’t know how to find it or how to bring it up from the ground.
charity: water focuses on helping communities develop permanent water solutions such as freshwater wells, rainwater catchments and sand filters and teaching them how to maintain them. Article Continues…