Join EE’s Charity Campaign and Give the Gift of Clean WaterDecember 10, 2012 10:18 am ·
Thanks to the generosity of our community, we have reached our goal! Not only did we receive enough t-shirt donations, but many members donated additional funds, which will be matched by EE owner Randy Redberg! Read the full details of how these donations are going to help build a 3rd well in Ethiopia.
Over the past two years, the Experts Exchange community has been giving the shirts off of their backs to help those in need around the world. In 2010 and 2011, the community donated close to 1,300 of the t-shirts that they earned from answering questions and achieving new ranks and certifications on Experts Exchange to Water Run–a non-profit organization that builds sustainable water wells in Africa.
Currently, over 1 billion people around the world lack access to clean drinking water and nearly 6,000 people (5,000 of which are children), die every day as a result of diseases from contaminated water. So, until everyone has access to this most basic human necessity, Experts Exchange will continue to partner with Water Run to build wells for people in need.
This year, we’re raising funds to build a well in the Aditigray Village of Ethiopia. (GPS coordinates: E39.25018, N13.2558 ). The region is home to over 350 people in need of clean drinking water.
In order to fund a well in the Aditigray Village, at least 500 t-shirts must be donated by January 31, 2013.
If you’d like to donate some of your t-shirts to the Experts Exchange Charity Campaign, here’s how:
Follow the normal t-shirt redemption process:
- Edit your profile.
- Click the “Rewards” tab .
- Click the “Shirts” link in that tab. You will see a list of the shirts that you have earned and are eligible to redeem.
- Click the “Redeem” button. You will be taken to a page asking for your shipping information and t-shirt size.
- Write “Donate to charity” in every field EXCEPT for the phone number field on the page that asks for your shipping information.
- Click “Submit.”
Once you submit the redemption form, we will be notified of your donation and your t-shirt(s) will be added to the total number of t-shirts donated.
A new way to give back
Don’t have any rank t-shirts waiting to be redeemed? Don’t worry! We’ve added a new element to this year’s Charity Campaign. Anyone wanting to support Water Run and the projects they undertake can donate directly to the organization–just $20 gives one person clean water for 20 years. One hundred percent of donations made to Water Run go directly to water projects and Experts Exchange owner Randy Redberg will match 100% of the contributions made by Experts Exchange community members through January 31, 2013.
To make sure your donation is matched by Experts Exchange, simply fill out the donation form and write Experts Exchange in the memo at the bottom of the form.
If you have any questions about the Experts Exchange Charity Campaign, you can contact Customer Service.
Remember, we need 500 t-shirts donated by January 31, 2013 to bring clean water to the Aditigray Village of Ethiopia. We’ll keep you posted on the status of the campaign as things progress. On your mark. Get set. DONATE!
Learn more about the success of Experts Exchange’s past Charity Campaigns here.