My hubby and I became passionate about the water crisis around the world last holiday season, (and you know I’ll be plugging Advent Conspiracy again this year!) and over the past year we have sought ways that we can give and help support this cause, and are working to reduce our own consumption of water with the understanding that not everyone has the blessing of access to clean fresh safe water they way we do.
As part of that, my hubs, whose birthday we celebrated a few weekends ago, found out that charity: water actually has a September birthday campaign. If your birthday is in September you can register to give up your birthday gifts and have family and friends donate to charity: water instead. Since both of our birthdays are in September, this was obviously something that really appealed to us. But, this a giveaway, not a request for donations. 🙂
So, here’s where it gets fun! Instead of giving away a gift card to Amazon, or something else like that, if you win this giveaway, we will donate $30 in your name to the charity: water September campaign! The money will go directly toward helping the Bayaka people in Central African Republic receive clean water!
Because we want you to get something from this too, besides the great feeling of knowing that you helped someone receive safe, clean water, we are also giving away a little (or big) something to help you conserve water around your home.
Back in the spring, my hubs made us a great rain barrel. It collects rain water that we can use to water our plants and garden, saving us from having to use and pay for city water. And he is going to make the lucky winner of this giveaway your very own rain barrel for your home, and then we will ship it to you for free too! Rain barrels like this are available online for $150 dollars or more. So this is something we are really excited to give away! By using a rain barrel you are helping to not only make less of an impact on your own local water/sewer system, but you are consciously making a choice to conserve a resource so many of us take for granted.
Here’s how to enter the giveaway for $30 donated to charity: water and a rain barrel for your home:
- Leave a comment telling us one thing that you do to conserve water around your home.
- Earn additional entries and leave a separate comment for each extra entry:
That’s a total of four entries, please remember to leave a separate comment for each one! The giveaway is open to residents of the contiguous U.S. only due to shipping of the rain barrel. The winner will be chosen using random.org. The giveaway will end on Wednesday, Sept. 29th at 11:59 EDT, and the winner will be announced the next day. Thanks for entering!