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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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The Zappos Charity Culture Cookbook

Here at Zappos HQ, we love to have potlucks because, well, quite frankly, we all love to eat! This got two Zapponians thinking; why not compile family recipes from employees and create a recipe book to sell with proceeds going to charity? This is exactly the idea that Lauren G. and Jennifer G. pitched to our Z-frogs committee a couple of months ago. The committee voted to make their idea a reality.

Through the Zappos Charity Culture Cookbook, we can use our love of food and family to help the less fortunate. 100% of the profits of the cookbook will go towards a local charity aimed at providing food for the hungry. The cookbook will feature the story behind each recipe in the words of the contributor. Sharing the Zappos family culture and love of food towards the greater good is truly what it’s all about.