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Jess Root

28th Birthday Wish

Jess Root

28th Birthday Wish

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friends + family, on june 25, I'm turning 28. while it's easy to focus on me (small me) getting older, i'm keeping in mind that millions of people don't live to see their 5th birthday because they don't have access to clean, safe water. (extensive travels to native villages in latin america has shown me the preciousness of clean water directly.) with this, I'm celebrating my birthday like never before. i'm asking for $28 from everyone I know - and every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund freshwater projects in developing nations. even better, every dollar is "proved" when the projects are complete, and photos and GPS coordinates are posted using google earth. tho i set a lofty goal of $5000 because i like to dream big (and $5000 builds a complete well for a community of 250 people), if i can raise close to $1000 by my birthday, june 25 that would be awesome. but really, anything can help. please consider helping me. if you do, i will celebrate you like never before and send you virtual kisses and hugs if i can't see you in person! (you'll amass positive karma in the meantime.) me and bodhisattva yoga/vivekan are the first two donors. :) xojess

ps-- to offer perspective just $20 provides clean water to an individual.

This campaign brought clean water to Kaulimbo, Malawi.

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$5,000.00

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Top donors listed by:
  • Mary-Lou Vogler
    $56
  • martha fagan
    $50
  • Amy Monaco
    $28
  • Lois Chludzinski
    $28
  • Mercedes Mejia
    $28

This campaign brought clean water to Kaulimbo, Malawi.

friends + family, on june 25, I'm turning 28. while it's easy to focus on me (small me) getting older, i'm keeping in mind that millions of people don't live to see their 5th birthday because they don't have access to clean, safe water. (extensive travels to native villages in latin america has shown me the preciousness of clean water directly.) with this, I'm celebrating my birthday like never before. i'm asking for $28 from everyone I know - and every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund freshwater projects in developing nations. even better, every dollar is "proved" when the projects are complete, and photos and GPS coordinates are posted using google earth. tho i set a lofty goal of $5000 because i like to dream big (and $5000 builds a complete well for a community of 250 people), if i can raise close to $1000 by my birthday, june 25 that would be awesome. but really, anything can help. please consider helping me. if you do, i will celebrate you like never before and send you virtual kisses and hugs if i can't see you in person! (you'll amass positive karma in the meantime.) me and bodhisattva yoga/vivekan are the first two donors. :) xojess

ps-- to offer perspective just $20 provides clean water to an individual.

Learn about the water crisis

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

  • Amy Monaco
    Amy Monaco donated $28 - about 4 years ago

    Jess - You inspire us all to be fearless and strong on the mat, and then remind us to keep smiling when we tumble and fall. Thank you for using your birthday to remind us how lucky we are to have fresh water, and how important it is for us to help others. Rock on ;)

  • Lois Chludzinski
    Lois Chludzinski donated $28 - about 4 years ago

    Dear Jess: I know your birthday was "awesome"! Enjoyed our chat. Love, Grandma xoxo

  • Mercedes Mejia
    Mercedes Mejia donated $28 - about 4 years ago

    Happy birthday Jess!

  • Keli Solomon
    Keli Solomon donated $28 - about 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Jess!

  • Marina Vasilyeva
    Marina Vasilyeva donated $28 - about 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Jess: I don’t think we ever met in person, but Vivekan was my first yoga instructor and saw this on his facebook page. This is a wonderful thing to do for one’s birthday! Have good one! Marina

  • Julie Regina
    Julie Regina donated $28 - about 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Jess!!

  • Lucy Kalantari
    lucy kalantari donated $28 - about 4 years ago

    happy birthday, jess!

  • Dan Root
    Dan Root donated $28 - about 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Jess ! I love and miss you......Dad

  • Stefanie  Vesely
    Stefanie Vesely donated $28 - about 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Jess! Thanks for being such a great teacher in every sense of the word :) xoxo Stef & Geoff

  • SHaron Best
    SHaron Best donated $28 - about 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday...i love that you are doing this.

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