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Jason Thompson

Jason's 36th birthday

Jason Thompson

Jason's 36th birthday

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Having a birthday on New Year's Eve isn't all it's cracked up to be. People always ask me, "isn't it great that everyone celebrates your birthday with you?". Not really, I typically pout that it isn't "MY SPECIAL DAY".

Well this year is going to be different, I don't want more stuff, stuff I definitely don't need. And to be honest, I am actually trying to get rid of most of my stuff.

So this year, I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 36 years old, yes I'm old, and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $36 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater wells for people in developing nations.

My birthday wish this year is to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion people living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

Please join me.

please note: Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to direct water projects costs, and each donation is "proved" and tracked to the village it helped when projects are complete.

This campaign brought clean water to Gaday Community, Ethiopia and 1 other project.

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This campaign closed on Jan 12, 2011 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

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This campaign brought clean water to Gaday Community, Ethiopia and 1 other project.

Having a birthday on New Year's Eve isn't all it's cracked up to be. People always ask me, "isn't it great that everyone celebrates your birthday with you?". Not really, I typically pout that it isn't "MY SPECIAL DAY".

Well this year is going to be different, I don't want more stuff, stuff I definitely don't need. And to be honest, I am actually trying to get rid of most of my stuff.

So this year, I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 36 years old, yes I'm old, and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $36 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater wells for people in developing nations.

My birthday wish this year is to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion people living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

Please join me.

please note: Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to direct water projects costs, and each donation is "proved" and tracked to the village it helped when projects are complete.

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Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.

Comments by donors

  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
    Adobe Systems, Inc. donated $50 - over 4 years ago

    Matching gift for Alison Tate's donation

  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
    Adobe Systems, Inc. donated $36 - over 4 years ago

    Matching gift for James Nyland's donation.

  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
    Adobe Systems, Inc. donated $100 - over 4 years ago

    Matching gift for Timothy Lott's donation

  • Anonymous donated $36 - over 4 years ago

    Talk about making analytics actionable. Jason, your birthday just got so many #measure folks together to provide families on the other side of the world with fresh water for the next 20 YEARS!!! Truly amazing. Thank you for doing this. Happy birthday.

  • Sharla Winterbottom
    Sharla Winterbottom donated $36 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Jason! Hope you reach your goal. - Jared & Sharla

  • Anonymous donated $40 - over 4 years ago

    happy birthday from the mother-in-law

  • Feras Alhlou
    Feras Alhlou donated $100 - over 4 years ago

    Good cause! Happy Birthday!

  • Jon Narong
    Jon Narong donated $36 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Jason!

  • Elliott Ayala
    Elliott Ayala donated $37 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday J

  • Ali Thompson
    Alison Thompson donated $36 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Bro

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