Shakira, Rafael Nadal, Michael Douglas, Jack Nicklaus and Ferran Adrià come together for a good cause

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One Drop launches 10-month-long campaign that will raise funds through Charity Network's online auctions and sweepstakes to provide safe water for those in need globally

The One Drop Foundation, Guy Laliberté’s international non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to safe water, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by launching '10 Waves of One Drop.' This series of fundraising initiatives will offer unique celebrity experiences through Charity Network's online auctions and sweepstakes to benefit One Drop, with half of the proceeds going to the celebrities’ charities of choice.

“10 Waves of One Drop is a creative and atypical celebration of the power of generosity,” Guy Laliberté said. “Since One Drop’s inception, we were lucky enough to count on the support of dozens of celebrities who share my desire to change the world in a bold and positive way. For our 10 years, I have asked them to join us with their charity of choice, so that this online celebration can generate an impact not just for One Drop, but for 10 other extraordinarily important causes.”

In just a decade, One Drop has raised more than $120 million to help improve access to safe water, and is on the way of helping transform the lives of more than 1 million people in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

This new fundraising initiative will be promoted through the Charity Network and its two digital fundraising platforms, Charitybuzz and Prizeo. From November 2017 throughout 2018, uniquely-tailored experiences will be launched every month featuring celebrities from all walks of life such as Shakira (supporting Pies Descalzos), Rafael Nadal (Rafa Nadal Foundation), Michael Douglas (One Drop Foundation), Jack Nicklaus (Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation), and Ferran Adrià (elBulli Foundation).

The first 10 Waves of One Drop experience is launching on Charitybuzz with legendary elBulli chef Ferran Adrià. It offers the opportunity to have the world-renowned chef reinvent your favorite childhood dish with an exclusive tasting in his company at the newly opened Enigma Atelier in Barcelona.

“I am truly happy to be part of this philanthropic celebration and to offer an original experience that will raise funds to help people without access to safe water around the world,” said Adrià.

To learn more about 10 Waves of One Drop and bid on the first auction lot with Ferran Adrià, please visit http://onedroptenwaves.charitynetwork.com/.

About One Drop
One Drop is an international foundation created in 2007 by Cirque du Soleil’s founder Guy Laliberté. At the core of our mission is safe water as a transformative force to improve the living conditions of some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. We believe in the combined power of safe water access while inspiring behaviour change towards water and proper hygiene practices. We bring into all of our projects a unique Social Art for Behavior Change approach that aims at engaging communities in embracing adequate behaviors and taking ownership to deliver long-term impact and sustainability. This year, One Drop is celebrating 10 years of bringing sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene to people around the world with projects in 11 countries that will have reached over 1 million beneficiaries.

To learn more about One Drop, visit http://www.onedrop.org.
Interact with One Drop on Facebook and Twitter at @onedrop, or on Instagram @1dropwater

About Charity Network
Charity Network, named one of Fast Company’s 2017 Most Innovative Companies, harnesses the power of celebrity, technology, and media to raise awareness and funds for some of the world’s toughest challenges. With a mission to complement traditional fundraising models and help charities transition from analog to digital, Charity Network has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for causes across the globe. Launched in 2016 by entrepreneur Todd Wagner, Charity Network is the parent company to three top digital fundraising platforms: Charitybuzz, Chideo, and Prizeo. Each platform is a leader in its own field: Charitybuzz in online charity auctions, Prizeo in online sweepstakes and experiences, and Chideo in cause and entertainment content. These three consumer-facing platforms, all working in tandem, reach a broad and diverse group of donors from millennials to baby boomers through a network of syndicated partners including Sinclair Broadcast Group, Tribune Company, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Twitter, Delta Airlines, and more. Together with its partners, Charity Network can amplify a cause message to reach over 80% of US TV households and more than 100 million unique visitors each month. To learn more please visit charitynetwork.com.

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