Love, live, and give with Live Worldly this February as we launch our Climbing the Mountain to Clean Water Campaign with partners Challenge21 and Water For People. Over the course of the month we’ll be giving away unique items from Tibet and India that make perfect presents for you and your loved ones (especially for Valentine’s Day) and supporting the fight for clean water. For every dollar you donate, you will receive one entry ballot, enter to win by visiting our fundraising site.
It’s an unseasonably warm day in February so you and a few friends decide to go on a hike. As you reach the top, you look out at the incredible view around you and treat yourself to a long drink of water. Sounds perfect right? Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of clean drinking water. In fact, 884 million people, or roughly one in eight people throughout the world do not have access to safe drinking and bathing water. That’s not a molehill of a problem, it’s a mountain.
Challenge21 co-founder and renowned climber, Jake Norton, is aiming to be the first climber to complete the Triple Seven Summits – the three highest peaks on each continent – to help combat the world’s most pressing development needs: water and sanitation. His goal is to raise $2.1 million for the Denver-based non-profit Water For People and engage and impassion 2.1 million people in the global water and sanitation crisis. Having already climbed six of the Challenge21 peaks – Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Everest, Cerro Aconcagua, Mount McKinley, Mount Stanley and Vinson Massif- Jake is preparing for his next endeavor this February: El Pico de Orizaba, Mexico, the third highest peak in North America. Our next post will talk all about the beginnings of Challenge21 and how we got teamed up with this amazing organization.
Climb the Mountain to Clean Water – How You Can Get Involved
Jake and his team will acclimate first on La Malinche, climbing some 4100 feet to the summit, before heading off to Orizaba to climb another 4400 feet, for a total of roughly 8500 feet of climbing over 4 days. Raising both money and awareness, every step along the way brings us one step closer to addressing the world’s problem of clean water and adequate sanitation. Over the month of February, if you make a donation to Water For People via our WFP Fundraising page, we’ll enter your name in our Live Tibetan Product Giveaway which includes our – Love in India Bracelet, Live Tibetan Protection Cord, Live Tibetan Prayer Bead Necklace, Live Tibetan Silk Khata, and the grand prize is an assortment of Live Tibetan products in a brand new Live Venezuelan leather bag (A $300 Value). For every dollar you donate you will receive one entry ballot and will bring us one step closer in the climb to clean water. Enter today by visiting our fundraising site and help us to reach our goal of $8500.
Thank you for being a part of something bigger.