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by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, People, Video
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In a funny new video to promote his organization Water.org, Matt Damon dresses up as Santa and tries to convince children that what they really want for Christmas is a water.org water bottle. The result? He nearly makes the kids cry. And one wets himself.

Bunnies? Justin Bieber? Zombie dolls? None of these compare, according to Damon, to giving or getting a water bottle as a gift that helps fund the solution to the water crisis around the world.

But explaining to five-year olds that nearly 1 billion people in the world don’t have access to clean water is one tough conversation. One kid shoots back at the idea that a water bottle would be a great gift, “Water bottles are not gift. They are just for drinks.”

Watch the video for yourself, giggle, and consider getting your loved one a water bottle for the holiday.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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