So many things have happened in the past couple of years that have guided me to this place. Having children opened my mind and heart in ways unimaginable before. I'm very aware of the many blessings I have, but it also gave me a newfound understanding of the many families that are constantly suffering. It's something that I just can't ignore, so I'm taking action to help. When I started doing research for a Change Through Giving project (my charity group for the past seven years, if you're not familiar), I learned that there are entire villages of people who will never have a chance at anything better in life than a constant fight for survival. We purchased filter straws, and the statistics were sickening - mothers who will lose their children before age 5 because they don't have access to clean water. Young girls being raped on their days-long journey to the nearest well to get clean water for their families. Clean water to drink is something I have taken for granted. The home I live in, the car I drive, the food I eat each day - they are all luxuries when there are people living in this world barely hanging on to life because they don't have water; the most basic of necessities. My heart aches at this reality. So I continued my research and learned how much a single well can empower an entire village. It's an investment that can actually work to propel people forward. As many of you know, I am very committed to giving back, but it's so easy to feel like my efforts don't have a real impact. This time though, I am certain of the change providing clean water will create. Please join me. I am asking you, I am challenging you, I am begging you. Anything you can spare will bring me closer to my goal and will bring us all closer to making a very important change.
PS - I don't expect to raise money for an entire well overnight, so I am prepared to make a commitment to give attention to this goal on a regular basis. I plan to come up with creative ways that I can personally save money to allocate to this cause or gain support through fundraising and my efforts to create awareness. I realize how much we are all bombarded these days, and while this is something I am extremely passionate about, I understand that might not be the case for many others. If you wish to be removed from further communication about my efforts, please let me know. No hard feelings at all, and I will still contribute to your cause when you send the request my way :)
Thanks for your time, and cheers to success in achieving this ambitious goal!
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|06/21/16||Mughals||$130.07||On behalf of the Muslim Ummah. May you be rewarded for your efforts. Mughal Family Uk|
|06/21/16||Allison Kolodinsky||$35.29||Wow, so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!!|
|06/21/16||Leo Hunt||$50.00||Keep up the good work!|
|06/21/16||Sara Joy Clemmer||$68.00|
|06/10/16||Will Grider||$154.65||Keep up the good work!|
|06/10/16||Kati Bucciero||$2130.00||Our family's small part to help other families in need.|
|05/21/16||Kati Bucciero||$100.00||Hernandez Closing; In appreciation for Reinaldo Strobel and Jaime Velazquez|
|05/12/16||Cristina Hubbell||$34.00||God bless you, Katie.|
|05/04/16||Change Through Giving, Inc.||$450.00|
|03/03/16||Lisa Hall||$100.00||You are getting so close to your goal! I am proud to call you my friend!! Xoxo|
|03/03/16||Erin Woods||$100.00||So happy to donate this on behalf of Lisa Hall Trades of Hope!!|
|02/18/16||Melissa Schemmel||$25.00||Good luck to you and God Bless!|
|02/16/16||Kati Bucciero||$120.00||Thanks IOA and Chris Tremaine for the gift card and donation!|
|02/08/16||Jessica Lloyd||$10.00||Pay it forward 2016|
|12/31/15||Anthony Bracco||$200.00||Happy New Year!|
|12/22/15||Margie Morris||$200.00||Hoping you meet your goal in 2016. Love Margie|
|12/14/15||Anonymous||$15.74||Secret Santa at Energy Air|
|11/30/15||Cherie Menzel||$51.75||Glad to help such a great cause! Many blessings from Cherie, Rob, and Chloe|
|11/24/15||Linda Kasper||$136.00||My wonderful neighbor, Connie, told me of the fantastic work you are doing!|
|11/24/15||Elizabeth Miller||$70.28||Go Kati! I saw firsthand in Ethiopia how much clean water makes a difference!|
|11/24/15||Kati Bucciero||$353.00||Garage Sale!|
|11/24/15||The Hilemans||$50.00||The Hilemans|
|11/17/15||Autumn Grice||$70.28||wanted to get another small donation while your match offer is happening! Let's get this well dug! Autumn & Kathy|
|11/05/15||Heidi Nute||$257.55||This will make a difference to so many people. I admire you Kati! Good Luck!|
|11/04/15||Rachel Reife||$26.03||I want to contibute something but with birthdays and holidays I am on a budget. I hope this helps|
|10/23/15||Tracy Housley||$26.03||Happy Birthday Kati!!!|
|09/30/15||Robert Weathers||$100.00||Thank you Robert Weathers!|
|09/29/15||Chris Ambrose||$70.28||Thank you.|
|09/28/15||Kati Bucciero||$50.00||This donation is in lieu of thank-you cards and stamps to everyone who has supported this effort and joined me so far! My sincere thanks go out all!|
|09/27/15||Alan Bucciero||$1000.00||Great job - we love you!!! From Kendall, Parker, and Daddy!|
|09/14/15||Nicole Pulido||$103.20||Love you girl and I am so proud of you!|
|08/28/15||Pamela Leininger||$200.00||God bless you Kati for your kind heart in meeting others needs.|
|08/16/15||Lou Reynolds||$136.00||Best of Luck on this worthy cause, Lou Reynolds|
|08/03/15||Anonymous||$51.75||Great idea Kati! Your simply awesome & so caring! Best of luck to you! ~Chasity|
|07/28/15||Harper Normann||$100.00||So glad your doing this Kati|
|07/28/15||Kati Bucciero||$25.00||You can do it girl! Every little bit counts! ha ha ;)~|
|07/20/15||Tracy Housley||$26.03||Kati, I admire your ambition and I love your heart! I am happy to help - I'm so excited to watch your journey and cheer you on!!|
|07/12/15||Quentin Trisler||$140.25||May all those who are without, be blessed with clean water!|
|07/12/15||UtopiTrade.com||$500.00||Great idea Kati! Keep up the good work!|
|07/12/15||Cheryl Bucciero||$103.20||So happy to help. I just recently saw a show on tv about their need for water. Great cause!|
|07/10/15||Kathy Truran||$100.00||So excited for this project! You are inspiring!|
|07/10/15||Autumn Grice||$103.20||So happy to be part of this!|
|07/08/15||Constance Mccahan||$500.00||You are awesome|
|07/03/15||Kati Bucciero||$500.00||This donation is in honor of Kendall and Parker. I'm so blessed to have 2 healthy children who have access to clean, safe water every day.|
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