Volunteers from JLL’s Downtown office helped visitors to the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place understand what life is like without access to clean water. They worked with charity: water to educate people about drinking water in developing nations, while generating donations to bring clean water to 10,000 people.
The volunteers provided interactive glasses so viewers could watch a reality-style movie detailing an actual project from the viewpoint of a 13-year-old girl in an Ethiopian village. Each time a person watched the video, a $30 donation was unlocked from a pledge made by one of the organization’s benefactors.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, charity: water took over the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, 200 Vesey Street in Lower Manhattan, from August 9 to August 28 with an interactive exhibition designed to show the public what life is like for the 663 million people across the globe who lack access to clean water.
charity: water is a nonprofit organization on a mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. The organization uses 100 percent of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need. Since 2006, charity: water has funded more than 20,000 water projects around the world to help more than 6.3 million people get access to water, hygiene and improved sanitation.