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World Water Day 2012 for charity:water

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Did you know that 2.2 million people in developing countries, most of them children, die every year from diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene? We all know that without water, there is no life, but this is a daily reality for a large majority of the planet.

This is why the Zappos Family celebrated World Water Day on March 22nd to raise money for one of our favorite charities: charity:water. We had a few challenges that employees participated in, all to raise awareness and money towards this great cause.  

At the end of the day, $1,690.75 was donated to charity:water! That’s enough money for 85 individuals to have access to clean drinking water!

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Team Fundraising Challenge for charity:water: The Home Stretch

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Click on the photo to donate to the Zappos Team Challenge charity:water fund!

You may remember a couple of months back when we featured the amazing employee initiative (led by Zapponians Pua and Rian) to raise money for charity:water. The challenge was to raise $10,000 by our next Zappos Family All Hands meeting this August.

We are so proud and excited to announce that the Zappos Team Challenge well surpassed its $10 K goal last month. Pua and her amazing team decided to take the challenge to another level—to $20,000 by the next All Hands!

Their latest fundraising initiatives were a huge raffle (with prizes from over 30 sponsors) and a pool party called Wet 4 Wells, which took place this weekend.

At the time of this posting, the Zappos Team Challenge is only $700 away from its $20,000 goal!

It’s truly amazing what a few passionate and determined Zapponians ignited to raise so much money and awareness for this great cause.

Click HERE if you would like to contribute to the Zappos Team Challenge charity:water fund! Remember, 100% of all donations go directly to fund clean water projects in developing nations. Every dollar really does make a difference.

To learn more about charity:water and how YOU can start your own fundraising challenge, check out their homepage at

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Zapponians Band Together for charity:water

Water changes everything. It certainly changed our perspective here at the Zappos HQ when charity:water founder Scott Harrison spoke at our last All Hands meeting. It inspired tons of Zapponians to do something about the global water crisis. For our 12th birthday this year, Zappos even set up a charity:water fund to raise money and awareness for this wonderful cause.

Two inspired Zapponians, Pua and Rian, were so moved by the charity:water story, they set up their very own Zappos Team Challenge fund the very next day after the All Hands meeting. Much to their surprise, the fund raised over $2,000 within just 24 hours! To date, the Zappos Team Challenge fund has raised over $6,000 from donations and fundraisers; that’s more than halfway to its $10,000 goal, which is enough to build two wells, providing precious clean water to families in less fortunate communities.

To donate towards solving the global water crisis, go to the Zappos Team Challenge page.

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Help Zappos Celebrate Its 12th Birthday Towards a Great Cause

charity:water founder  Scott HarrisonIf you got the chance to tune in to the Zappos Family quarterly All Hands meeting a couple of weeks ago, you know that one of our guest speakers was charity:water founder Scott Harrison (inset photo). The inspiring story and ongoing mission of charity:water moved us all to say the least.

Since Zappos is turning 12 years old on June 1st,  what better way to celebrate twelve amazing years of delivering happiness than by giving up our 12th birthday for this very worthy cause. What does this mean? Well, in lieu of birthday presents, Zappos is asking its employees, their friends and family, and loyal customers to donate as little as $12 to the Zappos 12th Birthday charity: water fund.

all hands meeting, charity, charity water, clean water for the less fortunate, scott harrison, zappos 12th birthday, zappos birthday, zappos charity water fundWhat can $12 do you ask? A lot! If 1,000 people were to donate just $12 each, we can fund a clean water project for TWO villages of 250 people each. That gives 500 people daily access to clean, safe drinking water, something most of us probably take for granted quite a bit. Help us make this a birthday to remember by making a real difference in the lives of so many people around the world. Every dollar will go towards a clean water project.

To learn about how YOU can do more, check out the charity:water website.