Have you ever wanted to change the world but felt overwhelmed by the number of people you’d have to affect in order to make a difference? Mother Teresa once said, “If I look at the mass, I will never act.  If I look at the one, I will.” The organization Just One Africa, an international nonprofit that works with local leaders in Kenya to provide sustainable solutions for vulnerable children and those affected by the clean water crisis, did just that…they looked at the ONE.  Since 2012, they have helped over 140,000 people in Kenya receive safe, clean water through their Clean Water Program. It all started with wanting to change the life for ONE person by providing the ability to have safe, clean water. What would happen if we all listened to Mother Teresa and tried changing the world for JUST ONE?  

The best time to start thinking about the ONE is now!  March 22nd is World Water Day.  Since 1993, World Water Day has provided education for people to become aware of the Clean Water Crisis and provided the opportunity for people to take action in making a difference.  According to the WHO/UNICEF, “some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely managed drinking water services.” Lack of access to clean water affects hygiene, education, and health.   Diseases that can be easily avoided with clean water, take a toll on the bodies of those who don’t have access and in many cases causes death. If you could save just ONE person from this hardship, would it be worth it?  

Just One Africa’s Clean Water Program combats these issues by providing clean water through the distribution of water filters, training, and hygiene education in parts of central and southern Kenya.  This March 22nd, Just One Africa will be partnering with Kendra Scott to raise awareness and funding towards this life-saving program.

There is so much value in making purchases that give back.  Kendra Scott has developed a way for you to shop AT HOME while you are social distancing with their Kendra Gives Back Virtual Event!  Shop https://www.kendrascott.com/  Saturday, March 21st – Sunday, March 22nd and you will be providing safe, clean water to your global neighbor. Use the code GIVEBACK7695 and 20% of the proceeds will go to Just One Africa’s Clean Water Program.  It seems like the perfect time to pick up your gifts for the year – birthdays, Christmas, graduation, mother’s day – not only do you drape your loved ones in beautiful jewelry but you also provide safe, clean water to families in Kenya!

Just One Africa and Kendra Scott Avalon location are working together to make this event happen. You do not need to leave the comfort of your home to make a purchase for the Gives Back event.  For the safety of the customer and staff members, the store WILL BE CLOSED but can shop online and support the Virtual Gives Back Event. Remember to use the code GIVEBACK7695 at checkout for 20% of your proceeds to go to Just One Africa.

 Be the ONE that affects change.  Learn more about the clean water crisis and Just One Africa’s impact at https://www.justoneafrica.org/clean-water-impact/.