While 15-year-old Tia Carr listened as Illinois advocates Andy and Dannette McKellar shared about the water needs of the poor and the difference Compassion Water of Life safe water systems were making in Haiti, she felt the Holy Spirit impressing on her heart, “You can do this, too,” said Tia, recalling her experience while attending read more…
For tangible ways to be involved in raising awareness for Compassion Water of Life, we’d like to introduce you to the Advocate Network, where trained volunteers can assist with your awareness efforts and fundraising ideas. Call (800) 336-7535 or Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask to be directed to a Regional Advocate Manager near you.
If you are already a Compassion child sponsor and want to join thousands of volunteers raising awareness about Compassion, join our Advocate Network by going to: http://www.compassion.com/share/volunteer
Here are just a few exciting ways to be involved:
Give a demonstration
When people see dirty water being poured into a bucket and then watch it being filtered and come out completely safe to drink, they need no further convincing that this is a powerful way to give a child in the developing world a lifetime of safe drinking water. And through a trusted organization that cares for that child not just physically, but in mind, soul and spirit too.
Hold a fundraiser
If you feel passionate about providing safe drinking water to children in developing countries and helping to prevent life-threatening diseases such as diarrhea, cholera and typhoid, please consider doing a simple fundraiser either individually or by involving a group of friends. You can easily begin hosting your own fundraiser and keeping track of funds by going to:
Fundraising ideas could include:
5k sponsored walk – The average distance that women and children walk for water in developing countries is about 3.2 miles, or 5 kilometers! A 5k event or “Walk for Water of Life” can provide a great way to get many involved. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could try carrying water weighing 44 pounds (20 kilograms), about the weight of a full can typically used to collect water.
Lemonade Stand – It’s a lemonade stand your neighborhood will not soon forget. Local Advocates can help supply a free demonstration kit so you can mix up your favorite lemonade from water you get straight from a Compassion Water of Life system.