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Skyo Facebook likes, Twitter follows equate to a $1 donation to the Thirst Project
Almost one billion people in the world do not have access to a clean water source. Skyo is calling on college students across the country to take action this holiday season with a simple click. Through the company's partnership with the Thirst Project, students can help give the gift of clean drinking water to those who need it most.
For each new person who likes the Skyo Facebook page or follows Skyo on Twitter through Dec. 31, 2012, the company will donate $1 to Thirst. Skyo has set a goal of donating $5,000 to Thirst's holiday giving campaign, which will help bring clean water to 5,000 people in the African village of Edlozini.
Skyo's support of Thirst is based on a shared commitment to ensuring young people have a better educational experience and access to essential knowledge and resources. The company is committed to providing affordable access to the cheap textbooks students need. Likewise, Thirst is a nonprofit organization that works to help people gain access to clean drinking water.
The global water crisis is a problem that affects more than one billion people. Thirst helps build water wells around the world to generate and promote access to clean drinking water. A freshwater well in most developing nations costs as little as $5,000 to build, and can change a community forever.