Written on December 15, 2011 at 2:02 pm , by Karla Walsh
As a kid, nothing put us in the holiday spirit quite like a visit to meet with jolly old St. Nick. But now that we’re grown up, it we were meeting Santa and discovered that Matt Damon was hiding under that red suit? Way better!
Most of these kids don’t seem to be in on the joke, but we found Damon’s antics to be good for a chuckle, and he also inspired those of us who are plugging away at our shopping lists. Damon is a co-founder of water.org, a charitable organization that focuses on bringing safe water to everyone. A few shocking facts:
- 884 million people worldwide lack access to safe water (that’s more than three times the amount of people who live in the U.S.!)
- One child dies from a water-related illness every 20 seconds
- $10 from each water bottle purchased goes directly to water.org
And remember, “If you were stranded in the desert, what would you rather have: this water bottle or Justin Bieber?”