Mindful in May has been an incredible supporter of charity: water for the past five years, and we can’t wait to see the impact their amazing community will have this year.
With a mission to help people live healthier, happier, and more clear-minded lives, our friend Dr. Elise Bialylew started Mindful in May, an online program that teaches meditation and mindfulness through an annual month-long challenge where participants are asked to meditate for 10 minutes a day. And, not only is the program helping participants adopt a calmer way of life, it’s also bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in need all around the world.
Mindful in May has supported charity: water since the program’s inception, with five fundraising campaigns that have raised over $450,000 in total. Today, 100% of that money has gone on to bring clean water to more than 15,000 people in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Malawi, and Uganda.
Since 2012, the support of this amazing community has helped fund 49 water projects ranging from drilled wells to tap stands. These water points have changed the lives of thousands of people who used to struggle daily without access to life’s most basic need.
The impact of this generous community has made over the years has been absolutely incredible. And they’re not done yet.
This year, Mindful in May is back again and will be raising funds to help bring clean water to communities in need throughout Mali, a landlocked country with vast deserts and a long dry-season where many people lack access to clean water and sanitation.
Through the program, which is open for registration through April 30, participants are invited to make a donation or fundraise by encouraging their friends and families to sponsor their meditation challenge. This way, not only are they learning to meditate and reduce stress with some of the best teachers in the world, they are also making a positive difference and helping families around the world take the first step out of poverty with clean water.