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The Overflow Project Kicks Off 50-Day Challenge with Art Installation in Seattle

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This Easter the 50-Day Challenge is a tangible way for communities to respond to the global water crisis.

SEATTLE, WA, April 12, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Overflow Project is inviting people into a new way of living this spring with a 50-Day Challenge to simplify, give, and change lives. The nonprofit is hosting a special reception and art installation at Impact Hub Seattle from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, to build awareness about this tangible way to respond to the global water crisis.

“The installation part of this year’s 50-Day Challenge is a piece of art designed to remind us that, at a time where nearly anything can be bought and disposed, nearly 1 billion people live without the fundamental privilege of clean drinking water” said Brian Wolters, founder and executive director of The Overflow Project. “Clean water is a basic necessity for human life and development.” “We are grateful Samuel Stubblefield (http://digital-physical.com/) and Artist Reformation (http://artistreformation.com) have created this piece of art to help share our vision.”

The Overflow Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization changing the world through simple living and generous giving. It brings communities together for collective change to help end poverty by supporting clean water projects in developing countries.

“We asked our friends, our families and ourselves what we could do without. We collected some of those things to display for you. This odd assemblage aims to trigger thought around your ability to make small changes that have huge impact on others,” said local artist Samuel Stubblefield, who created the art installation along with artist Jeff Bettger from Artist Reformation, which mobilizes people to connect and create in community.

The Overflow Project’s 50-Day Challenge begins on April 20 and runs through June 8. Participants are encouraged to simplify a habit in their life in order to save $1 or more each day of the challenge. On Day 50, participants give and overflow the money they have saved in order to provide sustainable clean water sources that will people’s change lives.

One hundred percent of the funds donated through the 2014 50-Day Challenge will be given to global relief and development agency World Concern for clean water, sanitation, and hygiene training programs in Olemegili village in Kenya.

More information about The Overflow Project and its 50-Day Challenge can be found at http://overflowproject.org

Media Contact:
Brian Wolters
Founder and Executive Director
The Overflow Project
Phone: 1.206.850-9031
Email: info@overflowproject.org
Twitter: @OverflowProject

The Overflow Project is a non-profit organization changing the world through simple living and generous giving. We bring communities together for collective change to help end poverty by supporting clean water projects in developing countries.