How can you put your Bitcoin to good use? In so many ways!
One opportunity that you have to consider today is donating to the BitGive Foundation’s Water Project Campaign. The Water Project recently began accepting Bitcoin and focuses on delivering clean water to Sub Saharan Africa. As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Water Project seeks to build a foundation in communities in need of a sustainable water supply. You can be apart of this project. Most of us simply take our running faucets and clean water for granted, but many do not have access to clean drinking water.
I agree with the Water Project that, “clean water saves lives.” Donating even 5 USD in BTC can and will truly make a difference. Here is an even greater incentive for you: BitPay is pledging to match 1 BTC for funds raised.
BitPay issued the following press release:
BitPay Pledges 1 BTC Match to BitGive’s “The Water Project” Campaign
April 22, 2014 – Atlanta, GA – BitPay, the world leader in business solutions for the Bitcoin digital currency, today has pledged to match 1 BTC in donations from the Bitcoin community for BitGive Foundation’s campaign for The Water Project. BitGive is non-profit foundation leveraging the power of the Bitcoin community to improve public health and the environment worldwide. Please help raise 1 BTC by donating here to trigger BitPay’s match.
The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing sustainable water projects to communities in Sub-Saharan Africa who suffer needlessly from a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation. The Water Project recently began accepting Bitcoin, and their President released this “Welcome Cryptos” message.
“We are excited to launch this first project with BitPay and get the support of the Bitcoin community,” said Connie Gallippi, Executive Director. “And their donations will directly improve the lives of those in the Sub-Saharan Africa.”
This campaign, led by the BitGive Foundation, would fund an entire water project for a community in Sub-Saharan Africa. When the funding goal is met, the location, pictures and updates will be posted to the Bitcoin-funded water project. See examples of current and past water projects.
This is one of many charitable efforts by BitPay, a long-standing leader in the Bitcoin community. BitPay also provides their services at no cost to non-profit organizations, and they are ongoing supporters of Sean’s Outpost, BitGive, and many other organizations. Please visit and learn more about BitPay.
More on The Water Project and the BitGive Foundation’s campaign can be found here .
BitPay is the leading Payment Service Provider (PSP) specializing in e-commerce, brick-and-mortar and B2B solutions for virtual currencies. Visit bitpay.com.
About BitGive Foundation
BitGive is a non-profit foundation [IRS 501(c)(3) status pending] leveraging the power of the Bitcoin community to improve public health and the environment worldwide. Visit: bitgivefoundation.org.
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