Ever meet a friend or group at a coffee shop or set up your laptop for the free wifi? Consider changing your meeting spot for the next ten days, starting today.
From October 10 to 19, the Timberline Cafe will be donating all tips (and any additional contributions) to Living Water International, an organization that provides a cup of water in Jesus’ name. On college campuses, a ten-day campaign asks students to give up all beverages except water and donate what they would have spent on drinks toward LWI. Since the proceeds from the Cafe already go to missions organizations, they are asking individuals to still buy coffee but drop an extra donation into the tip jar. (If you are interested in serving as a volunteer barista, ask for Heather!)
Why Living Water International? Did you know that over a billion people worldwide live on less than a dollar a day and an estimated 884 million people lack access to clean drinking water? Women and children spend hours each day carrying water over long distances while communities suffer from water-related diseases and parasites. This impact on health and time also affects education and keeps people trapped in a cycle of poverty.
Since their founding in 1990, LWI has completed more than 10,000 clean water projects in 26 countries. In addition to digging and renovating wells, they provide sanitation and hygiene training for entire communities. They also organize and train local committees to operate and maintain the new water system.
So, for the next ten days, whenever you reach for a cup of something to drink, remember the thirsty.