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Jeffrey Kalmikoff

Jeffrey's 32nd Birthday

Jeffrey Kalmikoff

Jeffrey's 32nd Birthday

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In my 32 years, I've been a pretty lucky person. I was lucky enough to be born where the basic necessities of life – food, water, clothing, shelter – were something I never had to think about. Even at times when my health had seen better days and my immune system was my arch nemesis, I was lucky enough to have a job with insurance to help pay for the highly modern medicine and medical technology that ultimately allowed me to have my last seven birthdays.

This is why it's so devastating to me that something so simple such as access to clean water is a struggle for nearly a billion people on a daily basis. The video to your right will explain the current water situation for millions of people in developing countries and the inherent dangers that obtaining water holds.

It's a heartbreaking crisis, but hope comes from understanding just how incredibly fixable this situation is. This is why I've chosen to donate my birthday to Charity: water. and am encouraging my friends and family to help me help make a difference.

Please join me in raising $5,000 to help build water projects in developing nations so that 250 people who weren't born with the same luck as I was can have a taste of what it's like.

This campaign brought clean water to Shambolla Falalemin Community, Ethiopia.

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This campaign closed on Jun 26, 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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Top donors listed by:
Jeffrey Kalmikoff$320
Matthew Pack$100
Brenden Mulligan$100
Kent Goldman$100
Micah Baldwin$50

This campaign brought clean water to Shambolla Falalemin Community, Ethiopia.

In my 32 years, I've been a pretty lucky person. I was lucky enough to be born where the basic necessities of life – food, water, clothing, shelter – were something I never had to think about. Even at times when my health had seen better days and my immune system was my arch nemesis, I was lucky enough to have a job with insurance to help pay for the highly modern medicine and medical technology that ultimately allowed me to have my last seven birthdays.

This is why it's so devastating to me that something so simple such as access to clean water is a struggle for nearly a billion people on a daily basis. The video to your right will explain the current water situation for millions of people in developing countries and the inherent dangers that obtaining water holds.

It's a heartbreaking crisis, but hope comes from understanding just how incredibly fixable this situation is. This is why I've chosen to donate my birthday to Charity: water. and am encouraging my friends and family to help me help make a difference.

Please join me in raising $5,000 to help build water projects in developing nations so that 250 people who weren't born with the same luck as I was can have a taste of what it's like.

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

  • Matthew Pack
    Matthew Pack donated $100 - over 4 years ago

    great idea... Happy Birthday

  • Bettina Clifton
    Bettina Clifton donated $32 - over 4 years ago

    May all of your birthday wishes come true!

  • Andrew Mager
    Andrew Mager donated $10 - over 4 years ago

    Happy birthday man!

  • Caleb Elston
    Caleb Elston donated $32 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday sir!

  • Kent Goldman
    Kent Goldman donated $100 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday!

  • Laura Gluhanich
    Laura Gluhanich donated $32 - over 4 years ago

    HAPPY HAPPY!

  • Micah Baldwin
    Micah Baldwin donated $50 - over 4 years ago

    you're old.

  • Matt Van Horn
    Matt Van Horn donated $32 - over 4 years ago

    Happy bday!!!

  • Jon Crawford
    Jon Crawford donated $32 - over 4 years ago

    Happy birthday, dude!

  • Rosalie Bartlett
    Rosalie Bartlett donated $32 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Jeffrey! : ) - @Rosalieinc

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