your tax return — January 18, 2016

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by James Stork

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clean water project trip to Dominican Republic

You’ve never heard someone say, “Can’t wait to file my taxes!” Filing our taxes is something we just do – an obligation. At 1040.com, we’ve turned your obligation to file into an opportunity to help. For every 2015 tax return filed through 1040.com, including free returns, we are donating $2 to clean water projects. This way, you’re not only filing your taxes, you’re making a difference – and that’s pretty cool.

Why clean water?

clean water projectsEach day, nearly 1,000 children die due to preventable water and sanitation-related diseases*. To help provide safe water to those who desperately need it, our donations will go to support Healing Waters International (HWI), a non-profit organization based in Golden, Colorado. HWI partners with communities in developing countries to provide safe water and health and hygiene education. They develop affordable, state-of-the-art water filtration systems that can transform dirty water into safe water … anywhere in the world. We’ve travelled with HWI to visit their project sites in the Dominican Republic – we were impressed and inspired! Local ownership is the heartbeat of every project. HWI teams up with local community leaders, empowering them to manage and maintain sustainable community projects. A key component is their health and hygiene curriculum – a “train the trainer” model to help local leaders teach community members about proper health and hygiene.

Healing Waters is helping transform communities, and we want to be a part of it.

Learn more about our #CleanWaterForAll Initiative.

Big Picture

The United Nations has established 17 Sustainable Development Goals to transform our world, and Goal #6 is “Ensure access to water and sanitation for all”; more specifically, to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030*. We’ve partnered with HWI to help achieve this goal.

Everyone should have access to safe water. Everyone who files on 1040.com makes a difference.

#CleanWaterForAll

James Stork
Senior Vice President
1040.com

* http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/water-and-sanitation/

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