Thursday, August 26, 2010
I'm giving up my 25th birthday.
From the desk of AC2, Sparker.
I am a very lucky person.
I've had ample opportunity to travel in my life, to some amazing places. Usually by the grace of friends who were living there.
Next month I turn twenty-five. I've been thinking offhand what I'd like to do for that milestone birthday- a friend invited me to Vegas, I thought about throwing a party, doing a wine tour through the Hill Country, just asking for some money to go shopping or pay off part of my debt.
Instead I've decided to give it up. By September 30th, I want to raise $1,000 to contribute to the September Campaign to provide clean drinking water. This year the campaign focuses on the Bayaka people of the Central African Republic. Deforestation has driven them from their home and they're having to learn a new way of life- should we not make it possible for them to skip the three hour walk to clean drinking water?
Donate, or find out more about the cause at my page.