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Dirty Water

This photo was taken by charity:water in central Africa. Photos like this always floor me. I can’t imagine filling up my Nalgene bottle with this water or serving it to my son to drink with his dinner. It baffles me that people live in conditions like this. Children drink that water filth.

That’s why simple things, like clicking a SocialVibe widget (on your right), matter. Sure, there is more to do, but our little clicks are more significant that we understand.

dirty water

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Helping charity:water

Congratulations! With your help, Vitamin Angels reached its SocialVibe goal! Becoming Last readers clicked their way to giving over 28,000 days worth of Vitamin A. Those are real lives that you impacted. Awesome job!

Now, we have a new charity to help. Let me introduce you to charity:water. Here is how they describe themselves:

charity: water is a non profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. We give 100% of the money raised to direct project costs, funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need. Just $20 can give one person in a developing nation clean water for 20 years.

Right now, 1.1 billion people on the planet don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water. That’s one in six of us.

These folks are top notch. Everything they do, they do well. And they are doing terrific work in the places with the greatest need.

For those of you new to Becoming Last, I’m not asking for money. Just ten seconds of your time, once a day. That’s all it takes to help. To learn more about charity:water, watch this video. To learn how to help, scroll past it, and I’ll explain. Trust me, it’s easy! 🙂

How to help:

  1. Visit Becoming Last once a day.
  2. Click on the SocialVibe charity:water widget to your right.
  3. The sponsor donating money for each click is Colgate. You’ll see a screen that says, “Create Your Smile Story”. All you have to do is click “submit”.
  4. Then click “Send it” and you are done! You can leave me a little message on the last screen if you want, but that’s optional!

With three clicks of your mouse, you will help donate what equates to 146 gallons of drinking water! Wow. Too easy.

Thank you for all the help!

How can you Become Last today? (hint: 3 clicks = 146 gallons of drinking water!)

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Inconceivable!

As Vizzini from the Princess Bride would say, “Inconceivable!” It was almost as miraculous as this…

Most of you know, we had a goal of 200 clicks on our SocialVibe widget (look on the right if you don’t know what that is) by September 1. To be honest…I didn’t believe. We were about 30 clicks short with a few hours left. Knowing I had to wake up early (4:50am) today, I went to bed conceding defeat.

Before I left for work, I decided to see how close we came. To my astonishment, 200 clicks had been surpassed! I didn’t even realize it immediately. At first, I noticed the blog had quite a few more hits than normal (insert canned joke about how that would only take a handful!). That piqued my curiosity so I quickly checked the number of clicks and we hit a high of 206! Awesome. Very awesome.

The astute among you will notice the widget on the right now gives the number of days of treatment we have donated. That changed this morning, right after we beat our goal! As of now, you guys have donated 23,892 days of Vitamin A treatment just by clicking a couple of buttons! Is that not great? The more you click, the more Vitamin Angels can provide life-sustaining access to vitamins for kids in areas of the world who battle for their lives everyday due to malnutrition and poverty.

I haven’t decided on a new goal. To be ambitious or not, that is the question? I know clicking can become monotonous at times, but Vitamin Angels and the children they help thank you.

And before I forget, special shout out to Mike. Through some digging, I discovered he funneled people to the site last night to make the goal of 200 clicks! Thanks to all his friends who stopped by and I hope to see you back again! Until then, keep clicking!

How can you Become Last today?

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100 Clicks and Counting!

Look for this on the right side of my page!

Congratulations to Becoming Last readers! We’ve reached one hundred clicks on our SocialVibe widget! I’m not sure what that translates to exactly, but I think it’s around 6,000 days of Vitamin A treatment for a child. It may not sound like much, but it’s life saving to many of the children Vitamin Angels helps.

If you’re wondering what on earth I’m talking about, please scroll down and look at the right side of my page. You’ll see a box with a big “Help Now!” button. There’s no spam or personal information involved. You just watch a 30 second video (actually, you can rate and click without watching…shhhh…don’t tell!) and rate it. Then, Sprint (my SocialVibe sponsor) donates money to Vitamin Angels. If you missed out, Vitamin Angels wrote a blog a while back.

So thanks for clicking! You really have made a difference just by visiting my blog. I hope you’ll come back and click often. Our goal is to get 200 clicks by the end of August! That’s ambitious, but it can be done! If you want extra credit, go to SocialVibe and set up your own account. You earn money towards a charity of your choice just by using social media. I’m signed up as BecomingLast!

Become Last today and don’t forget to click the “Help Now!” button because you can make a difference!

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