Once upon a time there was a group of Pirates that didn’t have anything to do. Arrrrrrg they were tired of the same old lazy land lubbin’ plundering, homework, sports practice, and chores. Well, the Pirates who didn’t do anything decided to make a difference in Ethiopia and dig a well. They were good at digging, but had neverrrr “piratin” such an adventure before!
I’m one proud mama of ONE of those crazy Pirates who arrrrrr digging a well in Ethiopia- please leave me a comment if you have any questions about how you can jump on board!
The Pirates have teamed up with Julie and Rob Neal’s Dig Deep Project and A Glimmer of Hope and are working hard to raise $10,000 or more as a school to bring fresh, clean water to Chuko Weyama. In fact, at the time of print, their total booty earnings $4,700!!!
The Pirates Dig a Well team has 2 big events scheduled and needs civilians to help them spread the word:
- January 22, 2011- Pirate Auction at Payne Stewart Golf Course
- March 24, 2011- Pirates Run 4 Water (Dogwood Canyon)
You can participate simply by donating to the well project at www.piratesdigawell.com!! A generous ex-pirate has pledged to match all earnings from December 1-31st 2010. (capped at $2,000)
A little information about A Glimmer of Hope: first of all, 100% OF ALL DONATIONS go directly to funding Pirates Dig A Well (even credit card and Paypal fees are reimbursed by Glimmer and back to the projects!) Glimmer’s mission is to lift women, children and families out of extreme poverty in rural Ethiopia. Using an entrepreneurial model developed by the organization, it provides clean water, schools, health clinics and micro finance loans. Over the last 10 years, A Glimmer of Hope has improved 2.5 million lives. On behalf of those who lives are forever transformed by your generosity, thank you.
We are the pirates we don’t do anything
We just stay at home and lie around
And if you ask us to do anything
We’ll just tell you, we don’t do anything… but now are DIGGING A WELL IN ETHIOPIA!!