As we wind up our 25th year at Delta Kits it occurred to me that nearly all of us has been touched by the poor world economy in one way or another this year, but most of us still have a great deal to be thankful for.
If you made $850 this year you are wealthier than ½ of the earth’s population and if you made $14,000 you are in the top 14% of the earth’s wealthiest people. If you made $25,000 this year you are in the top 11% of the richest people in the world and if you made $50,000 this year you are among the top 1%. Kind of humbling, isn’t it?
With wealth comes responsibility so hopefully we all have a favorite charity or two that we contribute to, and if we are having a good year Christmas is a time to show a little extra generosity. One because I am passionate about is providing clean drinking water.
According to the World Health Organization more than 3.4 million people die as a result of water related diseases every year, making it the world’s leading cause of disease and death. Most of these are young children who die as a result of illnesses caused by organisms that live in water contaminated by raw sewage. As depressing as that is there is some good news!
It is estimated that in many countries $10 will provide clean water to one person for a lifetime. It literally takes only $10 to save a life so if every Delta Kits customer passed up a few lattes this month we could save 700 lives and if every adult in the United States would do the same we could save 25,000,000 people! The impact we can have collectively is mind-blowing!
Now I know that some of you have had a rough year and maybe don’t have $10 to spare, but if you are reading this Christmas letter you are one of the loyal Delta Kits customers who have already helped provide clean water for people all over the world. You may not know it, but every time you purchase a Delta Kits product, part of the proceeds of that sale goes to charity, so just by being a Delta Kits customer you are making a difference. In fact, with your help we have been able to provide clean water to over 1400 people in 2009 alone, and with your help we plan to give a bit more.
In celebration and appreciation of the many blessings God has bestowed upon us this year, Delta Kits will do something we have never done before. For 5 days only we will donate 100% of the gross proceeds from the sales of Delta Kits products to Living Water International. See promotion details below.
Anyone who makes a purchase during this 5 day fundraising event will be mentioned, with your permission of course, in the January edition of the Wise Crack as well as in a Delta Kits press release after the first of the year.
From all of us at Delta Kits, a very sincere thank you. We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (NIV)
Delta Kits Christmas Charitable Giving Promotion
100% of the gross proceeds of your order is being donated to Living Water International.