Thursday, March 5, 2009

charity: water - help them turn booze into water - nyc event march 10

From Scott Harrison at charity: water:

This Tuesday, charity: water comes to Chelsea Market, NYC.Opening cocktail reception Tuesday, March 10th, 9 PM.

If you or your friends live in New York City, join us for a cocktail reception at the legendary Chelsea Market as we open our educational photography exhibition on water in the developing world.

The event begins at 9PM and we'll play host to more than 1,000 people. We've got some great musical acts lined up including The Kin, Rob Murat and Marques Tolliver. Tickets to the opening are only a $20 donation in advance, $40 at the door. As always, 100% goes directly to build wells in developing nations.Tickets and info here.

This exhibition is our biggest opportunity yet to tell the stories of the billion people on the planet living without access to safe drinking water, and the low-cost solutions we're funding to help them. The foot traffic in Chelsea Market is between 10,000 - 15,000 people per day, so we're excited about reaching more than one million people over the three month show.

THE WISHING WELL.Wood sculptor and artist Thomas Beale will transform the market's fountain into a Wishing Well. Visitors will be encouraged to toss in their loose change from purchases made at the market, and 100% of the money collected will directly fund freshwater projects in developing nations. Sponsors will then match your change penny for penny to fund even more wells.

HOW YOU CAN HELP.If you're a company or individual interested in sponsoring a well for a village, use your gift to match donations thrown into the wishing well. We're looking for at least 10 companies or individuals to pledge $5,000 over the course of the event. We'll communicate your support to the cause as part of the installation. If you know anyone who'd like to become a matching sponsor, write us here to learn more.

DON'T LIVE IN NYC? THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION.If you can't attend, we'll be placing the exhibition online for you to see shortly after the opening.Visit to see it after March 13th.We hope to see you there! - Scott Harrison

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