Friday, March 5, 2010

1st Annual Walk 4 Water: The Samburu Project

After another night of washing the dishes and bathing my kids, I suddenly realize how lucky we are to have the simple things in life like clean running water. I know, there are a lot of things like clean drinking water and air that we take for granted every day.

This became even more clear to me when I found out that 4,500 children worldwide die each day due to a lack of clean drinking water. People in other parts of the world spend their entire day looking for clean water...sometimes never finding it.

But the good news...we can do something about it. It only takes $13 to provide a child with clean drinking water for life! So, how can we help?

The non-profit organization, The Samburu Project, is hosting it's 1st Annual Walk 4 Water event in the Los Angeles area (Hermosa Beach to be exact) on Sunday, March 21. All proceeds will be going to the Samburu Project's clean water initiatives, specifically targeting the Samburu District in Kenya.

The walk will be a 4-mile loop between Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, and a great opportunity for a great Sunday morning walk with your family. Individual walkers and families are welcome to participate. The registration fee is $26 (which includes a free Samburu Project t-shirt).

If you live in the Los Angeles area and would like to walk, please click here to register. It is a family event that anyone can walk in. My husband and kids will be walking with me (and I am hoping the walk will tire the kids into a nap. It's okay to dream!). Please come out for a fun family outing that can help teach the kids about giving in the process.
Oh, and if you would like to donate money to The Samburu Project, you can either visit TheSamburuProject.org and donate in the upper right hand corner. If you would like, you can also sponsor me as a walker. If you are interested in doing that, please contact me info@housescouchesandbabies.com.



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