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Earlier this year, I really got enamored with charity:water. I watched Scott Harrison's videos, I went to the Twestival, I bought the t-shirt (literally).

For birthdays, my family is notorious for buying odd presents. This year, I wanted something that would make a much bigger difference.

People always say, 'Hey, I'll buy you a drink' on or around your birthday. That is awesome, but I'm getting a bit hefty in my old age. Again, I'd rather the money go towards something that will be more valuable to more people.

What if all the people that say that they will buy me a drink, contribute that $5 to buy me a well? What if all of the people that buy me stuff that I don't need, help to deliver clean water to a community. Between Facebook & Twitter, I think that I could get a well.

That is my birthday wish this year. I want my friends and family and strangers and acquaintances and anyone whose life I've had some type of impact on, to chip in five bucks.

That's it. Five bucks to help people that have next to nothing get something that we take for granted. A glass of water.

Beer for Water - What I Want For My Birthday

This campaign brought clean water to Endamaryam Community, Ethiopia.

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This campaign closed on Dec 20, 2009 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

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Top donors listed by:
  • Mark Kalinowsky
    $300
  • Sallie Derr
    $185
  • Joseph Moran
    $176
  • Scott Schnaars
    $100
  • Conrad Corpus
    $100

This campaign brought clean water to Endamaryam Community, Ethiopia.

Earlier this year, I really got enamored with charity:water. I watched Scott Harrison's videos, I went to the Twestival, I bought the t-shirt (literally).

For birthdays, my family is notorious for buying odd presents. This year, I wanted something that would make a much bigger difference.

People always say, 'Hey, I'll buy you a drink' on or around your birthday. That is awesome, but I'm getting a bit hefty in my old age. Again, I'd rather the money go towards something that will be more valuable to more people.

What if all the people that say that they will buy me a drink, contribute that $5 to buy me a well? What if all of the people that buy me stuff that I don't need, help to deliver clean water to a community. Between Facebook & Twitter, I think that I could get a well.

That is my birthday wish this year. I want my friends and family and strangers and acquaintances and anyone whose life I've had some type of impact on, to chip in five bucks.

That's it. Five bucks to help people that have next to nothing get something that we take for granted. A glass of water.

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

  • Anonymous donated $50 - over 5 years ago

    From Nitin Khanna & Priya Bhasin. Thank you.

  • Bob and Sharon Schnaars
    Bob and Sharon Schnaars donated $100 - over 5 years ago

    You're a beautiful person! We love you like crazy! Always a place for you on the east coast!

  • Joseph Moran
    Joseph Moran donated $176 - almost 6 years ago

    Almost 1/2 way there!

  • Anonymous donated $10 - almost 6 years ago

    What a great idea Scott! Happy Birthday! The Whitmer Clan

  • zoe harte
    zoe harte donated $50 - almost 6 years ago

    brilliant idea!!

  • Ross Mayfield
    Ross Mayfield donated $50 - almost 6 years ago

    On behalf of Socialtext

  • Mark Kalinowsky
    Mark Kalinowsky donated $300 - almost 6 years ago

    Thanks Scott - You gave me a great cause to run for and I ran my best time ever in the half marathon - 1:45!!!

  • Lisa McErlane Yao
    Lisa McErlane Yao donated $25 - almost 6 years ago

    First cheap noodles, now water! Who knew you would be such a high maintenance friend? Happy Birthday!!!!

  • Jane Campbell
    Jane Campbell donated $75 - almost 6 years ago

    Happy Birthday Scott

  • Wendy Schnaars
    Wendy Schnaars donated $100 - almost 6 years ago

    You're so cool Scott, I'm so lucky and proud to have you for my brother. Nate and I totally support this and think it's awesome! Happy birthday I love giving tax deductible gifts!!

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Private donors cover our operating cost so that 100% of all public donations can go directly to water project costs.