Recently Lisa Ng of This Beautiful Day, a good friend and blogger bestie, told me about a project she is currently working on; to raise funds to build a water well for a community of 500+ people in a developing country with Generosity.org. Generosity.org creates an accountable water council from the villagers and trains them on how-to repair the well if it were to break down.
Living in a beautiful and developed country like Canada, we’re extremely lucky to have access to clean water on demand 24/7 for anything, from cooking to bathing and watering our lawns. People living in developing nations don’t have this type of access and must endure drinking and using contaminated water to survive – we’ve all seen the ads on TV and documentaries highlighting the plight many have to endure and it’s heartbreaking.
I was surprised when Lisa told me that the lack of clean water and sanitation causes 80 percent of all sickness and disease in the developing world. Could you imagine what one water well could do for a village aboard? It would drastically change the well-being and development of its people, giving them a chance to live healthier and happier lives.
To build the water well Lisa needs to raise $5,000; she’s currently amassed just over $1,000+ and is not far off from reaching her goal. To do this she’s hosting an online silent auction and I’m lending my support to the project the best way I know how, by taking you shopping!
I’m donating my time to take one lucky person for a one hour styling and shopping session at the Toronto Eaton Centre. Plus, the generous team at Roots is helping to make the shopping date even sweeter by donating a $250 gift card for you to splurge in their store. Amazing right! I guarantee when you come shopping with me we’re going to have a whole lot of fun. If you feel that your wardrobe could use a makeover or update, who else can give you the best advice than one of Canada’s top fashion bloggers. The value of the session is worth $400.
The auction will end on Monday, June 22 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Read more about Lisa’s water well project here and visit the online auction to see the full list of items, as well as bid on. Ahem, shopping with moi!