Ambassador: Nicole Farn
Rally your team together — your family, your friends, your mom, your poker buddies, your coworkers, your volleyball team, your yoga class, your brother, your go-to person to do something amazing with (or choose to go it alone!) — and raise $365 over the next six months.
For the third year in a row, my goal is to rally 30 people/teams to raise $365. A total of $10,000 raised means drilling one well in a community in need in northern Nicaragua and providing training and support in the establishment of a local water committee to take on the responsibility of maintaining the water system.
Visiting the projects of Change for Children, I have witnessed how access to clean water makes a real difference in the lives of real people in drought-stricken Nicaragua. I have met them. I have given handshakes. I have received hugs. I have been invited into homes. I have shared laughter. I have listened to stories. I have been moved to start this fundraising initiative because I wanted to not only share the stories of change, but I wanted to help generate them. And, I wanted to give others the opportunity to do the same.
In the last two years, participants have done everything from host bottle drives and lemonade stands and garage sales to simply writing a good old-fashioned check! You will not be donating money to a mystery project. You will not be funding paper-pushers. You will not have to wonder if you have made a difference. You will change lives. There will be a physical manifestation of your generosity AND a sustainable legacy! I promise.
I have witnessed it. I have been there. I have drank the water. You could visit the well one day and say ‘Hey, we did that.’ For real. I will take you.
Together, we are drilling wells, people! Amazing stuff. Clean water allows communities to begin a new chapter. At www.forthewellofit.ca, I tell their stories. Because I want you to meet the people too.