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Tomorrow is World Water Day.

Isn’t it interesting how little we value a necessity that most of the world’s population goes without?

The Adventure Project is gearing up for our 2nd annual typeTAP campaign, you may remember last year’s post on World Water Day and how we were able to raise over $23k to create sustainable solutions for the water crisis around the globe. For a refresher, check out the results from last years water campaign here.

Check out this year’s campaign and consider being a part of what is happening tomorrow.

There’s a $25k matching gift on the line friends… anything you donate will be doubled.

Imagine the impact.

 

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There are days…

When I have little to no clue what I’m doing here, in this life, with these dreams, and with my junk drawer of mismatched talents.

I just don’t get it.

My life at times seems to resemble that bag that Mary Poppins had- she just kept pulling things out here and there, things that didn’t seem to fit, things that may not have made sense, other things that were simply magical, yet they all served some purpose to her. What do you do with what you have when it doesn’t seem to fit together?

You throw it out there and you let the pieces lay where they fall. *

*Disclaimer: this is in no way foolproof.

This past year had been such a fun and incredible journey with The Adventure Project and I have enjoyed every step of it. I knew that I would be part of typeTAP again this year and I was so excited to see how it would develop and how the bar would be raised. Well, our goal for March 22nd is 25k, this amount is going to be matched dollar for dollar by the INCREDIBLE Prem Rawat Foundation and ladies and gentlemen, we’ve got ourselves a 50k day.

I’m overwhelmed.

So what do I do with what the projects that I’m passionate about, and my Mary Poppins bag of talents? My campaign this time around… is a little bit different, a little more daring, and a whole lot more fun.

If you go here and donate more than $25: Tiffany’s Campaign Page

Email your mailing address here: tiffanyeriksen@theadventureproject.org

And I’ll send you a customized one of these:

I hope you consider getting involved this year, whether it be your second go-round with typeTAP or if it’s your first, we’d love to have you.

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Outdone.

“Spend the whole of your one wild & beautiful life investing in many lives & God will simply not be outdone.”

-Ann Voskamp

 

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Water:Revolution


It’s 6am, India’s heat index is rising already and the sun has only just risen. A woman walks down a trodden path through brush, fields, streets and filth. A few thoughts plague her mind… It’s not so much the pain from her jug filled with diseased water, or the growing ache in her belly from the tainted water, it’s not so much the fact while she is trudging this water back and forth each day she’s only barely keeping her family alive while the water kills them… no, it’s that her son is sick. He’s 8 years old and yesterday he was playing with his friends, yet somehow today- he can’t move, he can’t eat and he has diarrhea. The thought that plagues her is how she has watched this scene many other times and she is frightened of its outcome… dehydration and disease kills the loved ones of her village and every time the survivors just have to watch.

Typical story for a woman in India; she may be your age, maybe her son resembles yours, he may even have your son’s name, or your name, he may be your sons age. What is the only difference between her family and yours? Water. Her family could live and thrive just as your family does if they had access to it.

It’s tragedy.

The Adventure Project saw this need and decided to do something about it. By partnering with a unique organization in India, they have decided to raise $22,000 to help train mechanics to rebuild wells that are broken throughout the whole country. Men and women alike are gaining an education and then repairing the broken wells bringing water to thousands of THEIR OWN PEOPLE. This is empowerment at its finest.

This program does not just provide water, it provides:

  • Personal dignity
  • Local economy
  • Health
  • Jobs
  • Education

A sustainable solution, these are the things that every human being desires and has a right to.

What I am asking you, is that you take a moment and a few dollars and donate to the initiative that my dear friends and I developed over the past 2 weeks. Donate $20, $30, $50 or $100 and provide life for that little boy in India instead of ignoring him.

You can click on the picture on the left to donate or go here:

My Campaign Page: http://theadventureproject.causevox.com/tiffanyeriksen

To read more about the project in detail go here:

http://theadventureproject.org/typetap

And here:

http://theadventureproject.org/

Don’t let yourself walk away from this opportunity, this initiative has the potential to bring clean water and disease free living to 10,800 people every year.

Let that sink in.

My goal is not $200 like the calculations spell out. I set a goal of $500 because I believe in the people I am connected to, I know that my friends and family believe in change as much as I do. So prove me right, take your lunch allowance this week, make some pb and j’s and donate that to this incredible cause.

P.S. Anything you give is going to be doubled thanks to The Prem Rawat Foundation. Mad love.

Water, like religion and ideology, has the power to move millions of people. Since the very birth of human civilization, people have moved to settle close to it. People move when there is too little of it. People move when there is too much of it. People journey down it. People write, sing and dance about it. People fight over it. And all people, everywhere and every day, need it.

-Mikhail Gorbachev

 

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Collective Life

I’ve thought long and hard about how to convey the topic for this project with enough eloquence and passion to help achieve the goal of typeTAP’s whole campaign tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m still thinking.

From the moment Suzanne and I first connected with Becky and Jody it was apparent that they wanted to move the world. They did not simply want to be part of life and do some social good here and there, they wanted to see change happen before their eyes, and they are unstoppable.

The current project is a campaign to raise $22,000 for a small organization in India that trains men and women to fix the THOUSANDS of clean water wells that have broken in the past 20 years. They fix the wells, provide clean water, improve local economy and everyone gains a little piece of dignity. Win-win-win-win.

typeTAP came about from a brainstorming session between Suzanne, Becky, Jody and I. It was a conversation of hope and unrealistic expectations- generally how I like to live my life. What if we could gather a collective of bloggers to write about this issue and raise thousands? Outstanding concept… but only a vague idea on how to execute it. Becky said, “Well, this sounds great. I like the idea, we’ll see how it may work and get back to you.” A few days later we get an email from Jody: “You girls are going to regret talking to us after this.” The idea was in play…

50 bloggers. Inspire 10 readers. To donate $20. Each. $10,000.

We’re building a collection of our lives for the purpose of saving other’s lives.

This is totally possible.

120-something bloggers, a matching $10,000 gift and a few videos later… this initiative has blown our minds.

So prepare yourselves. I have an average of 25 views per day. This helps me to know that at least that many people will be exposed to this need tomorrow and can donate $20. If you read my blog I only hope you are interested enough to buy into what I’m passionate about.

 

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Rewrite Adventure.

Brought to you by The Tribe.

Many thanks to my friend Daniel for his time and talents!

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