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All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. And to be honest, I hardly even remember what I got last year.

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

I'm turning 47 years old, and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $25 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.

A billion people in the world are living without clean water - but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water. 45,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still walk hours each day to get dirty water to give to their families.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

My goal is to raise $5,000 which, if reached, would build a complete well to provide clean water to an entire village!

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 Shodra Honnena Community, Ethiopia.

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This campaign closed on Apr 5, 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:
Robert Mueller$100
Kim George$100
Wendy Calusinski$50
Connor Stephens$47
Lexa Harinen$47

This campaign brought clean water to Shodra Honnena Community, Ethiopia.

All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. And to be honest, I hardly even remember what I got last year.

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

I'm turning 47 years old, and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $25 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.

A billion people in the world are living without clean water - but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water. 45,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still walk hours each day to get dirty water to give to their families.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

My goal is to raise $5,000 which, if reached, would build a complete well to provide clean water to an entire village!

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.

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

  • Meredith Stephens
    Connor Stephens donated $47 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Dad. Love you.

  • Lexa Harinen
    Lexa Harinen donated $47 - over 4 years ago

    What a kind and selfless act Doug and for such a good cause.

  • Lexa Harinen
    Lexa Harinen donated $47 - over 4 years ago

    What a kind and selfless act Doug and for such a good cause.

  • Max Muzzone
    Max Muzzone donated $25 - over 4 years ago

    Good Luck

  • Meredith Stephens
    Hugh Wight donated $47 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Doug - a great endeavour. Poppa

  • Warren  House
    Warren House donated $47 - over 4 years ago

    Doug, Happy Birthday! Too many things are taken for granted, fresh water and a decent quality of life should not be one of them. Cheers to you and the cause! Warren

  • Reilly Stephens
    Reilly Stephens donated $47 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Dad and congratulations with this great cause!

  • Meredith Stephens
    Meredith Stephens donated $47 - over 4 years ago

    A great cause!

  • Jeff Baggaley
    Jeff Baggaley donated $47 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday and Good Luck

  • Jay Eckert
    Jay Eckert donated $47 - over 4 years ago

    Great idea Doug. Good luck reaching your goal!

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