Bringing Safe Drinking Water to Children

It is estimated that 90 percent of the 3 million people who die every year due to waterborne diseases caused by unclean water are children under the age of 5. These diseases are the single biggest threat to children throughout the world.

That’s why an organization called A Child’s Right has focused on this problem. The group assists children in developing countries by providing water purification systems and water filtration units for orphanages, street shelters, schools and children’s hospitals in areas that lack access to clean water. Water filtration systems make such an amazing difference – and they aren’t even that expensive, just $1,000 will buy a system that lasts for ten years.

It was a blast to attend the Mutineer Magazine Holiday Comedy Festival dinner at Jordan Winery this weekend. The festival continued at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards.

The funds raised support Mutineer Magazine taking a trip to Kathmandu, Nepal next spring to install five water filtration systems.

These guys know how to party too. They take their parties very seriously and had a great time raising money.

An over the top dinner was paired with Jordan  Chardonnay and Cabernets– followed by an auction of rare whiskies and then an ultra cool retro reception with cocktails, cigars, and music. The comedians who performed were hilarious.

The cast of characters lending support included Charles Smith from K Vintners and The Most Interesting Man in the World. One of the comedians made a joke about the “kids not being thirsty anymore my friend.”

I enjoyed the dinner conversation with “The Most Interesting Man in the World” – I can confirm he’s totally interesting.

His lovely wife is extremely interesting as well.

Then of course, there was the dancing, cool cocktails, and even fine cigars.

It’s great that John Jordan made the event happen and that he’s been generous in supporting this critical cause. The charity delivers a big bang for the buck. The dollars spent make a huge difference in people’s lives.

Yes, that’s me with the cigar and blue martini.

Take a look at the video below where John talks about the event beforehand and about why he supports A Child’s Right.

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