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Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth's 21st Birthday

Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth's 21st Birthday

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There are so many things that we take for granted everyday. Imagine, if you can, watching your home and way of life being torn apart in front of your eyes, then add in the suffering that comes from not even having clean water to drink. For me, it's unfathomable and I wish for nothing more than these children to be able to say this same thing. Nobody deserves to know the devastation that accompanies the absence of life's most basic need.

That being said and the fact that there is no better time for wishes then birthdays- help make my birthday wish come true. This year, as I turn the big 21, I am asking that instead of giving gifts you help me to reach my goal to raise $1500 (or more!) Make a donation and 100% of it will go to the clean water project in the Central African Republic. EVERY little bit counts- any donation at all brings Charity Water one step closer to giving these people clean water. Ever hear the expression "the straw that broke the camel's back"? Think of that but with a twist- be the dollar that ends our world's water crisis. I promise you it's possible.

-"Never underestimate the power of a small but committed group of people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Love you all- thank you for your donations,
-Beth

This campaign brought clean water to Gbokoulou Community, Central African Republic.

$410Raised

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27%
$1,500.00

This campaign closed on Nov 18, 2010 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:
Elizabeth Ryan$218
Anonymous$40
Kathryn Beckmann$21
Becca Williams$21
Anonymous$21

This campaign brought clean water to Gbokoulou Community, Central African Republic.

There are so many things that we take for granted everyday. Imagine, if you can, watching your home and way of life being torn apart in front of your eyes, then add in the suffering that comes from not even having clean water to drink. For me, it's unfathomable and I wish for nothing more than these children to be able to say this same thing. Nobody deserves to know the devastation that accompanies the absence of life's most basic need.

That being said and the fact that there is no better time for wishes then birthdays- help make my birthday wish come true. This year, as I turn the big 21, I am asking that instead of giving gifts you help me to reach my goal to raise $1500 (or more!) Make a donation and 100% of it will go to the clean water project in the Central African Republic. EVERY little bit counts- any donation at all brings Charity Water one step closer to giving these people clean water. Ever hear the expression "the straw that broke the camel's back"? Think of that but with a twist- be the dollar that ends our world's water crisis. I promise you it's possible.

-"Never underestimate the power of a small but committed group of people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Love you all- thank you for your donations,
-Beth

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

  • Kathryn Beckmann
    Kathryn Beckmann donated $21 - almost 5 years ago

    sorry this is so late! hope you had a wonderful birthday :)

  • Becca Williams
    Becca Williams donated $21 - almost 5 years ago

    <3 sorry it took so long!

  • Elizabeth Ryan
    Elizabeth Ryan donated $218 - almost 5 years ago

    from the most amazing house ever, 319 <3

  • Anonymous donated $5 - about 5 years ago

    <3

  • Hillary Fanelli
    Hillary Fanelli donated $12 - about 5 years ago

    I reversed the 21! Happy Birthday Beth, you're so friggen fabulous I can't stand it! <3

  • Anonymous donated $10 - about 5 years ago

    I love Beth!

  • Anonymous donated $10 - about 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday Beth! This is such an amazing website and you are doing such a great thing by promoting it!

  • Anonymous donated $21 - about 5 years ago

    Thanks so much Beth for this amazing opportunity to make a difference! Happy Birthday!

100 percent

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