Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

Did you know that the average American family spends $40 on Halloween candy?

Did you know that the average worker in the Central African Republic earns $25 per month?

Did you know that nationwide, $6.9 billion will be spent on Halloween candy this year?

Did you know that nationwide, the Central African Republic brings in $3.2 billion annually?

Today you gave out candy to any child who asked.

Would you be willing to give the gift of clean water to a child in the CAR?

Did you know that a donation of $20 can give one person clean drinking water for 20 years?


Today I ran that half-marathon I've been talking about. And it was hard. And it was painful. But it was so, so worth it! On the clock I finished at 2:05, which is about five minutes behind my goal time. I'm waiting to see what my chip time is because the start line was so crowded it took us awhile to cross the starting line. I'll find out about that tomorrow.

In the meantime you can help me reach my goal of $2500 for that well in the CAR. I currently have $754 to go! Every little bit helps! Please go to http://mycharitywater.org/halloweenhalf to contribute anything from $2 on up. 100% of donations go directly to water projects and all donations are tax deductible.

Happy haunting, everybody!

1 comment: