|Brownies looking to help those in need with water project|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Did you know that almost a billion people on the earth do not have access to clean drinking water? Are you aware that the average American uses 100 gallons of water per day?
Do you realize that many girls and women in developing countries spend 4-5 hours each day carrying water to their homes?
And that many of these girls are unable to attend school because they lack access to clean drinking water?
The Holyoke Brownies have learned these facts and more this year on their Girls Scout Journey “Wonders of Water” and are now asking for the community’s help.
The Brownies have set a goal of raising $200 to help fund a drinking water project. It costs about $20 to bring safe drinking water to one person, and our troop hopes to help 10 people with our project. We are encouraging the people of Holyoke to donate their change to help change lives.
Our “Change for Water, Water for Change” campaign is happening now and will continue until the end of March. We have collection jars for change located at the Heginbotham Library, Holyoke High School, Inklings Book Store, RJ’s Simple Spending and the Oak Tree.
Please stop by these locations to make a donation, or you can donate from home by visiting our website mycharitywater.org/holyokebrownies.
We hope to reach our goal of $200 and ask for your help and support.
Brownie Troop Leader
Holyoke Enterprise March 15, 2012