A party you don't want to miss!
Every year in Africa, 40 billion hours are spent walking to gather water. Despite this continuous effort, a horrifying number of people lose their lives to unsafe drinking water each day. We want to put a dent in those numbers by teaming up with Charity: Water. And you can help.
On Friday 6/29, we're throwing a party at FRED Wildlife Refuge on Capitol Hill. We're inviting people from our favorite communities to come out and party like heathens. Mingle and shake your tail feather with people from the startup world, design and UX'ers, bicycle punks, social media mavens, social impact and nonprofits, and local musicians. The goal is to raise $5,000. This is enough to bring water (typically through a well) to a community that doesn't have access to clean water.
We'd love to see you whether or not you're able to make a donation. That said, we hope you consider putting aside the cost of a drink and helping us reach our goal.
Guest Speaker: Chuks Onwuneme
Chuks is a Seattle technology entrepreneur who spent his childhood in Nigeria. He will share his first hand experiences about living without reliable access to clean water and the impact that access to clean water has on communities. Chuks will talk about how his experience were a catalyst to create his social impact startup, Personify.
Chuks has been featured in Geekwire, CNN, and demoed at SXSW.
- Cost? FREE
- How awesome? Two DJs, two bars, huge visuals, cool tech demos, and more...
- Fundraising target? $5,000 (let's do this!)
- Can I invite my friends? Yes, do it!
- Do I have to donate? No. But it would be awesome if you did.
- How do I donate? Two ways: 1) At the event we'll be taking donations using Square. 2) Easier/better way is to donate directly to Charity Water: http://mycharitywater.org/donald-kav-and-scott
We can do this for the love of helping others but it wouldn't be a Seattle event without some love and support from freinds and startup family.
In the tradition (http://www.charitywater.org/blog/wwd-2012/) of Charity: Water parties, we'll be celebrating a bunch of birthdays at the event, including our own. Have a birthday in June/July? Let us know so we can rope you into the celebration. Also, pile on and give up your birthday to Charity: Water too.
FRED is surrounded by three (paid) parking lots. You shouldn't have a hard time find a place for your car - even on Capitol Hill.
When & Where
Donald Scott and Kav of LIFFFT
@donalddesantis, @kavla, and @scottnonnenberg build software products with a focus on innovation and design. They think they can have fun while doing meaningful things.