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Joshua Becker

Because the Need is Real

Joshua Becker

Because the Need is Real

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On December 11, I'm turning 38.

My needs are completely met.

But then I found out that millions of people have very significant needs. In fact, many of them won't live to see their fifth birthdays. And why? Because they don't have access to clean, safe water.

So I'm celebrating my birthday like never before.

I'm asking for $10,000 from everyone I know -- and every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund clean water projects in developing nations. Even better, charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 18 months). That means we'll be able to see the communities we've helped!

Please join me to make this birthday count.

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

$4,572

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$10,000.00

This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2012 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:
Landon Rife$880
Amy Ouellette$380
Anonymous$380
Leo Babauta$380
Anonymous$150

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

On December 11, I'm turning 38.

My needs are completely met.

But then I found out that millions of people have very significant needs. In fact, many of them won't live to see their fifth birthdays. And why? Because they don't have access to clean, safe water.

So I'm celebrating my birthday like never before.

I'm asking for $10,000 from everyone I know -- and every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund clean water projects in developing nations. Even better, charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 18 months). That means we'll be able to see the communities we've helped!

Please join me to make this birthday count.

ARE YOU READY? GET SET, LET'S GO!

Thank you for helping us fund 100 wells in Ethiopia. Soon, 100 communities will be drinking clean and safe water from charity: water wells.

Comments by donors

  • Beckie G
    Beckie G donated $20 - over 2 years ago

    Happy belated birthday. A small way to thank you for your blog. May God bless you and your family.

  • Mark Tucker
    Mark Tucker donated $50 - over 2 years ago

    Great idea!

  • Marilene Hunzeker
    Marilene Hunzeker donated $2 - over 2 years ago

    Is not much, but it is all I had. I hope you reach your goal, hopefully I can donate more for your 39th birthday. Bless you heart :)

  • Ryan Cummings
    Ryan Cummings donated $100 - over 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday Josh. With Gratitude

  • Amy Ouellette
    Amy Ouellette donated $380 - over 2 years ago

    We didn't meet but I sat in on your session at WDS2012 - I like what you're doing. Happy belated!

  • Barbara F
    Barbara F donated $30 - over 2 years ago

    Most of us have so much, it's a joy to give to others who are less fortunate.

  • Anonymous donated $5 - over 2 years ago

    #26acts for #charlottebacon

  • Courtney Johnson
    Courtney Meyer donated $20 - over 2 years ago

    Matthew 10:42, Mark 9:41

  • Angie T
    Angie T donated $20 - over 2 years ago

    Hope your birthday was blessed! Thank you for inspiring the rest of us.

  • Anonymous donated $38 - over 2 years ago

    Don't know you bro, but love the cause. Thanks for doing this! (Happy b-day too)

100 percent

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