Friday, January 22, 2010


Haiti, you are in our hearts.

We are praying for you.

Hope for Haiti Now

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bringing in the New Year

It's almost a new year, and a new year brings new opportunities and change and excitement. This year I am going to try and avoid the typical resolutions, like eating better and working out more. I am shooting for life changes that will last and make a difference in my life. More sensitivity towards my husband, more patience towards my kids, more generosity towards my friends and neighbors. And it would be nice to have more chocolate in the house. You know, to replace all that wine that I can no longer have.
I want to start out the new year by helping people get fresh water. The RRLA Project has almost reached the half-way mark to building its own well for a deserving community. I know we can do this, and with your help we can reach our goal soon and get that well going! I keep picturing 250 people, who haven't ever known clean water, walking up to a brand new well in their town, and drinking. Drinking! Can you imagine what that must feel like? How their bodies would absorb the goodness and their thirst would be quenched? How such a simple task but yet huge worry would become easier in their lives?

I know we all give to charities throughout the year for different causes, and this may not be your cause. But if you feel called to give, just know that any amount helps. Cute story, Loudoun counted out $.78 from his piggy bank the other night and wanted to donate. I tried to use my credit card online, but it looks like the donation needs to be at least 1 whole dollar. :-)

Thanks for reading (if you got this far). If you have a moment in your day, please pray for this project, all of the water projects out there, and their success.

Robin Campbell

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Giving is colorful

Especially in Loudoun's world. From now until our project deadline, if you donate to the RRLA Project water well, Loudoun has offered to color a picture for you, and mail it to your house! His one of a kind creations might be worth millions one day, and you could own one before anyone else. And really, it is worth millions now, because it will be contributing towards a worthy cause. WATER. Any dollar amount is appreciated, and any dollar amount is worthy of a Loudoun original.

To give you an example of the artwork Loudoun produces, here are some of his latest works:

He wants to help. We all want to help. Let's help people who desperately need water.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

2 for $20

Each year, Americans spend about $450 billion celebrating the holidays. That's enough to solve the water crisis several times over.

Did you know that $20 can provide water for a person for 2 years? Can you imagine being able to provide something so valuable to someone, for only $20? Are you able to spare a few Starbucks visits this month? How about a few less drive-thru trips? What if you bought generic items instead of brands name items, in order to put a few bucks towards water for someone who needs it? Every dollar helps.

And remember, 100% of your donation goes directly to project costs.

Happy Holidays.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wanna build a well with us?

This year, the Campbells have decided to give up our Christmas presents and instead donate the money we would have spent on each other to Charity: Water. We have set-up our own donation project, the RRLA Project, in the hopes of raising enough money to build a brand new well. The goal is $5,000, and we hope you find it in your hearts to contribute to this cause as well.

If you were going to bless one of us with a present this holiday season, we ask that you instead put the money you would have spent towards this wonderful organization. Charity: Water gives 100% of your donation to the field to create water for people in need. And if our Project RRLA raises $5,000, a brand new well will be built in a town that desperately needs it, and it will even appear on Google! PROOF right there that your faith and contribution were put to good use.

Rick and I are very excited about this project. Who needs a purse or a video game? There are people who deperately need fresh water. Their lives depend on it. Loudoun was super excited to be able to help. And when we asked Avalon if she wanted to participate and she nodded, we quickly thanked her and moved forward. Please join us.

Redirecting the Concept of Christmas

The holidays - a time for family, comfort and love.

Joy to the world, right?

Here's the reality, though, of Christmas in our world: America spends around $500 billion a year on Christmas gifts. That's more than $600 a person. We also spend another $8 billion on decorating for Christmas.

Isn't there something wrong with this picture?

This Christmas, I'm taking a step back from that world. This Christmas, I want to give more than gifts that fit in boxes.

I want to give people life.

More than a billion people are living without water on our planet. Some walk miles every day to get to the nearest source: a stagnant, parasite-infested stream or pond. They lug it back to their families. They suffer from diarrhea, worms and skin diseases because they can't wash themselves. 45,000 people die each day from waterborne illnesses.

Our mission is to raise $5,000 by March 2010. That amount will create one entirely new well! 100% of every penny I raise will go directly to the water projects. And every project is "proved" using GPS technology and photos and put on Google Earth. Together, we'll be able to see the impact we've made.

One billion people, one cause. The least we can do is give one Christmas.

Please join me by donating.