Turning on your faucet for a glass of water at home or a shower may be routine for you but for millions around the world, clean water is a luxury. One of the world’s biggest soccer stars is hoping an online auction and Paypal fundraising effort will help bring water to those who desperately need it.
Brazilian and FC Barcelona soccer star Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior has signed numerous items that are now for sale through an eBay charity auction, with all proceeds benefitting Waves for Water. The auction items such as soccer balls and cleats, flat brim hats and Brazil National and Barcelona jerseys – all signed by Neymar Jr. with free global shipping.
In addition, Waves for Water will enable anyone with a PayPal account to help provide tens of thousands of Brazilians with access to clean water through their bids and donations. Despite Brazil’s vast economic growth, the country is still home to many thousands for whom clean water is a luxury.
“I am extremely proud to work with PayPal to support Waves for Water,” said Neymar Jr. “It deeply saddens me that so many people from my home country of Brazil have limited access to clean water, a gift so many of us take for granted. Through this campaign I hope we can touch people’s lives in a meaningful way and raise enough funds to bring safe, clean water to communities in need across my beloved Brazil.”
Waves for Water raises funds to purchase clean water filters for distribution to communities in need. As part of this campaign, consumers can donate on behalf of any of the 32 countries that will be competing in Brazil this summer to win bragging rights as the country that raises the most funds to support Waves for Water. PayPal will enable consumers in these countries to make contributions quickly, easily and in a secure way.
The funds raised in each participating country will be used to buy water filters that will be distributed in the cities where the thirty two national teams will play. To make a donation, visit: http://www.competitionforgood.com.
To check out the eBay auction, click here.