UPDATE January 1, 2010: thanks everyone for contributing. Together we raised $2591 for UNICEF.
I’m a big fan of Unicef and the work that they do around the world. Every year they are one of the charities that our family donates to. Normally we try to do something that can really have an impact, like helping build a school, improve literacy or health care options for others.
I have been fortunate this year to have had the support of many from the UX community and would like to “pay it forward” with a little side project and raise $20,000 which can purchase a water purification unit used to provide drinking water for about 15,000 residents or displaced populations in cases of emergency.
While that sounds like a lot of money, it really isn’t. In my address book are 1020 people. If each of them give $20 we can fund this. Not a lot to ask.
If you’re interested – follow the link and donate on the Unicef site. A tax receipt will be issued via email by Unicef for each donation received.