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Leave a Legacy: Burn for Water

$13,151 of $16,500 goal

Raised by 310 people in 1 month
NEW Stretch Goal: We have thru Tuesday August 21st!
Let's together raise $16500 to build 1 1/2 clean water wells in Ghana!

Every $100 = 20 people accessing clean water for upwards of 20 years! 

How many more people can we supply with clean drinking water?

We conservatively take over a million gallons of drinking water to the desert each year.  Let's take water to Ghana, too, and Leave a Legacy! 

Let's work together to strive to fund a second well!
Please continue to share and donate.

Big Love,
Kate Houston
the Rock Star Librarian
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NEW Stretch Goal: Tuesday August 21st!

Larry would be proud that I have decided to use the RSL Music Guide as a catalyst for us all to leave a lasting legacy.

Here's Our Chance to Leave a Legacy

In order for an angel investor to fund the 2018 RSL Music Guide, we need to raise at least $11,000 for Josie's Well/Water Access Now, a nonprofit to build a water well for safe water in Ghana.

We have to raise the funds to get the Music Guide produced and to the playa.  So let's work together to create the music guide, create lasting change in Ghana, and leave a lasting legacy.  UPDATE: WE FUNDED ONE WELL! WOOHOO!

The Why: The Story

I didn't realize how powerful leaving a legacy was until I attended AfrikaBurn in 2017.

It was in the wee hours of the morning, sitting under the DMV's red beduin tent while sipping South African boxes wine at sunrise, that I engaged in philosophical conversations with AfrikaBurn founders Paul Fletcher, Paul Jorgensen, and Robert Weinek.

In those wee hours we discussed, "What comes next, from Leave No Trace?" These beautiful, gritty influencers had an intention: Leave a Legacy.

For AfrikaBurn it looked like this: save plywood from dismantled camps and build outbuildings for a local school; collect leftover non-perishable food and stock an orphanage's pantry. "We have so much," they all agreed.

Then earlier this summer I met an eleven year old girl named Josie, from Seattle Washington area, who at age nine, raised $10,000 to build her first well in Ghana.  She created her own non-profit, Josie's Well, in partnership with the local non-profit Water Access Now, and now at age eleven, Josie have realized her vision threefold.

I recently shared both stories with a Burner friend of mine and Music Guide supporter. And on the spot he proposed a challenge:  If I rally the Burner community to raise at least $11,000 to build a well in Ghana, he'd fund the entire 2018 RSL Music Guide. 

If eleven year old Josie can do it, WE can do this!

The How:

Your simple way of participating is key to making this happen.  

*Make a tax deductible donation to Leave a Legacy: Burn for Water GoFundMe

*Forward this email to tribes of Burner friends, campmates, and community

*If you have a following, please forwrd this GoFundMe page and information to your email list

*Share this page on your social media  Let's Leave a Legacy Together!

Big Dusty Hugs,
Kate Houston,
the Rock Star Librarian

PS: Josie's Well  and Water Access Now  are volunteer run and committed to transparency, passing donations directly onto building wells in Ghana.

Water Access Now has a sustainability plan in place so that wells don’t just get built and left in nonfunctional disrepair, and it includes community & civic investment & involvement.

Your tax deductible donation goes directly to the charity.
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NEW Stretch Goal: We have thru Tuesday August 21st!
Let's together raise $16500 to build 1 1/2 clean water wells in Ghana!

Every $100 = 20 people accessing clean water for upwards of 20 years!

How many more people can we supply with clean drinking water?

We conservatively take over a million gallons of drinking water to the desert each year. Let's take water to Ghana, too, and Leave a Legacy!

Let's work together to strive to fund a second well!
Please continue to share and donate.

Big Love,
Kate Houston
the Rock Star Librarian
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Woohoo! I just KNEW you wonderfully dusty people would make this happen!

As of 9pm Pacific Time, we officially funded the water well and get to leave a lasting legacy in Ghana!

I JUST video chatted my angel investor, and he gave me the biggest smile and loudest "Hell Yeah!" thrilled to make his wallet lighter to fund the design and print production of the RSL Music Guide.

Yet, we have until Aug 15th to create our final tally to donate to Water Access Now. Let's keep sharing and donating! Whatever additional funds we raise will help in part fund an additional well and give even more people clean water in Ghana.

Let's tip our hats to Larry by taking this beyond 11 in our final days of this campaign!

Thank YOU all for your donations, shares and support. I could give you all a big, wet lip smacker right now!

Big LOVE and Legacy,

Kate Houston
the Rock Star Librarian
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Stretch Goal! Keep donating!
After we reach our main goal, know that every $5 over provides clean water to one person for upwards of 20 years!

Every dollar supports young girls and women getting 6 hours a day back to dedicate to education and entrepreneurial dreams instead of walking to collect drinking water.

Let's leave a bigger splash of a legacy!

Big love and thank you!

Kate Houston
the Rock Star Librarian
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UPDATE: Today I chatted with a very special guest and long time Burner, Gary the Unigoat @garytheunigoat

The always hilarious Gary tells it like it is and why he's on fire backing this incredible cause.

We need to raise the final $4000 to reach our BIG goal of $11000!

We only have one week, until August 15, left to raise the final $4000 AND still get the RSL Music Guide to the playa.

Let's do this and leave a legacy!

Please, forward this message, page and video to your Burner tribe, camps and community and encourage them to donate also so we can succeed at our $11000 goal!

Big Love,
Kate Houston, the Rock Star Librarian
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$13,151 of $16,500 goal

Raised by 310 people in 1 month
Funds raised will benefit:
Water Access Now
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