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An Annual 50-Day Challenge to Simplify + Give + Change Begins on Easter

The 50-Day Challenge, from April 20 to June 8, is a tangible way for communities to respond to the global water crisis.

We encourage people to intentionally live on less in order to give generously.

    SEATTLE, WA, April 19, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Each spring, the Easter season encourages reflection for many. The Overflow Project a small non-profit based in Seattle is inviting people to respond this Easter by taking part in its annual 50-Day Challenge to simplify, give, and change lives. Through the 50-Day Challenge, participants come together to overflow with support for a community in East Africa.

"The Overflow Project doesn't ask you to only write a check to help people in need," said Brian Wolters, founder and executive director of The Overflow Project. "Instead we encourage people to intentionally live on less in order to give generously."

The challenge begins Sunday, April 20, and runs through June 8. Participants are encouraged to simplify a habit in their life in order to save $1 or more each day of the challenge. On Day 50, participants give the money they have saved in order to provide sustainable clean water sources that will people's change lives.

"I was humbled by the stories during the 2013 challenge and am excited to see the challenge grow this year," Wolters said. "One participant gave up drinking coffee entirely for 50 days, another stopped driving her car, and I know a couple that chose to live out of their freezer and garden for 50 days" Wolters says.

100% percent of the funds donated through the 2014 50-Day Challenge will be given to global relief and development agency World Concern directed for clean water, sanitation, and hygiene training programs in Olemegili village in Kenya.

According to UNICEF, every $1 spent on improving water supply and sanitation produces economic gains of at least $5 and as much as $28, changing the opportunities of communities in the global South.

"Modifying our habits to consume less can create a renewed sense of community across the United States," shared Wolters. "And at the same time provide access to clean water for a village in Kenya which will make a significant health, education, and economic development. I'm excited to see how lives in our local and global community will be changed this year."

More information about The Overflow Project and its 50-Day Challenge can be found at overflowproject.org.

The Overflow Project is a non-profit organization changing the world through simple living and generous giving. It brings communities together for collective change to help end poverty by supporting clean water projects in developing countries.


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