Archive for September, 2012

Day #5 – Alex and Ani to give to

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Today’s gift: socially conscious company Alex and Ani will support our – Mission List fundraiser with a Parties With A Purpose event.

Tomorrow, I’m hosting this event with local bloggers!

It’s amazing to part of this cause and seeing the doors fundraising opens.

Here’s to giving Water (and shopping!).

Click here to give:

and shop at Alex and Ani here:

Thank you Alex and Ani!

Day #4 – How Do You Get Your Water?

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Today’s gift:  gratitude for the running water and working toilet in my home.

What if you had to get your water this way every day?

Click HERE for images.

Please donate today to The Mission List’s fundraiser and save a life.

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Photo Credit: Day #3 — 42 lives saved and National News

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Today’s gift:  The Huffington Post features our Mission List fundraiser!

Click here to read the post on HuffPost Water.

It’s Day 3 and we have raised $1060 — that means 42 people now have water for life.

Click here to donate — $25 gives a lifetime of water to one person.

Give Water Day #2.

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Today’s gift: Give Water Day #2.

The second day of the fundraising is changing lives.  We’ve raised $955 and saved 38 lives.

I hope you will watch this video about “Tackling the Water Crisis” from and head over to give by clicking here.

Check back here tomorrow for the link to my Huffington Post piece about our social media campaign.

Matt Damon, Me, and Water, Water, Everywhere!

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.
Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.*

Today is a special gift-giving day here on My So-Called Sensory Life:   Giving the gift of Water.

I am thrilled to be working alongside celebrity Matt Damon (ok, from VERY, VERY far away and likely he’ll never even see my name or read this post but still right?????!!!!!) and Gary White (both co-founders of and the entire team (shout out to Jenn Beard!) along with The Mission List to raise money to bring clean water to Haiti.

The next time you take a shower, flush the toilet, turn on your faucet, or put an ice cube in your child’s drink, think about what your life would be like without water.   Personally, I still haven’t forgotten what is was like to face a few days without power and water when my twins were born.

Even though we all need it for survival, nearly 1 billion people in the world don’t have access to safe water and 2.5 billion people don’t have access to a toilet. It’s 2012, and more people have a cell phone than a toilet!   It’s staggering to think about this isn’t it?

The good news:  there is something we can all do to help.

It’s as simple as pouring yourself a glass of water or opening bottled water –just Click here and please donate $25 and you will give one person water for life (LIFE!!! YES, LIFE!!!).  If you can’t afford $25 then give any amount you can please.

Donations can be made to my fundraiser page from September 6 to September 16 (that’s ten days and during that time I will be trying to raise enough money to help change the lives of ten people — 10 days, 10 lives).

I’d love for you to join me and Matt Damon and Give Water today so that more folks can shout “Got Water!”

You can read posts by my blog pals for the next 10 days by clicking through to our board on Pinterest.  And be sure to visit My So-Called Sensory Life for the next 10 days for my new posts.  I’ll also tweet (using hashtag #10Days10LivesTML) and post regularly to facebook, too.

Water:  you can’t wrap it up with a pretty bow but you can give it to someone who needs it today.


Note:  All images and video courtesy of

*The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

*My post is part of a social media “10 Days, 10 Lives” campaign partnership between The Mission List and