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Rachel's Wish

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I am overwhelmed with gratitude and amazed by the outcome of Rachel's campaign for clean drinking water. I could never have imagined she would raise over 1 million dollars, yet it has become so much more. Throughout each day I look forward to reading your comments and hearing how Rachel's story has touched people all over the world. In this painful time, it has given me inspiration and comfort. Knowing that Rachel's decision to give up her 9th birthday will now help save thousands of people brings me to tears. I cannot thank you enough for your kind words, stories, individual fund raising efforts and most of all your outpouring of love. I am so proud to be a part of this ongoing campaign. I'm excited to be a part of its future and look forward to continuing on this path Rachel has laid before us. Thank you.

--Samantha

This campaign helped fund a rig in Ethiopia that can drill 80 wells a year.

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This campaign closed on Dec 30, 2011 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You're in luck! Rachel Beckwith has a new campaign.

Donate To The New Campaign
Top donors listed by:
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program$12,834
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Matching Gifts Program$3,810
Northside Christian Church$2,130
Stephen & Jenn Branstetter$2,000
Russell and Helen Wojtenko$1,000

This campaign helped fund a rig in Ethiopia that can drill 80 wells a year.

I am overwhelmed with gratitude and amazed by the outcome of Rachel's campaign for clean drinking water. I could never have imagined she would raise over 1 million dollars, yet it has become so much more. Throughout each day I look forward to reading your comments and hearing how Rachel's story has touched people all over the world. In this painful time, it has given me inspiration and comfort. Knowing that Rachel's decision to give up her 9th birthday will now help save thousands of people brings me to tears. I cannot thank you enough for your kind words, stories, individual fund raising efforts and most of all your outpouring of love. I am so proud to be a part of this ongoing campaign. I'm excited to be a part of its future and look forward to continuing on this path Rachel has laid before us. Thank you.

--Samantha

September Campaign 2011

You fundraised, donated and came to a birthday party -- all to help us raise money for two new drilling rigs in Tigray, Ethiopia. Each rig will go on to drill 80 new wells, and together they'll change 80,000 lives -- every single year for the next 15 years.

Comments by donors

  • Katie Thorfinnson
    Katie Thorfinnson donated $50 - over 3 years ago

    I continue to be blown away by the generious donations and the sweet comments about Rach. I cant wait to see how many people's lives will be improved by having clean water. Rachel we miss you

  • AON Foundation
    AON Foundation donated $90 - over 3 years ago

    Matching Gift on behalf of Michael Cairns

  • ConocoPhillips Company
    ConocoPhillips Company donated $50 - over 3 years ago

    Matching gift on behalf of Megan Evans

  • Bailey Thompson
    Bailey Thompson donated $100 - over 3 years ago

    You're an angel.

  • Joelle Zamorano
    Joelle Zamorano donated $100 - over 3 years ago

    Amazing story from a 9yr old!! N Ive always wanted to donated towards clean water! Now spead the word people!

  • David Henne
    David Henne donated $25 - over 3 years ago

    I’ve been checking Rachel’s Wish every day since late July. The butterfly effect of what Rachel started will continue to ripple through our world for generations to come. It’s only fitting that every well that is drilled by Rachel’s Rig bare the name “Rachel’s Wish” lest her journey be forgotten. To everyone who has donated….Thank you for making the world a wetter place.

  • Jenny Counsell
    Jenny Counsell donated $9 - over 3 years ago

    In memory of sweet Rachel who has changed my life and inspires me every day! RIP angel!

  • Bonnie Jones
    Bonnie Jones donated $100 - over 3 years ago

    Thank you for being such an amazing inspiration to all! We miss you!

  • Steve English
    Steve English donated $50 - over 3 years ago

    To help Rachel's wish come true.

  • Bank of America Foundation
    Bank of America Foundation donated $165 - over 3 years ago

    Matching gift on behalf of James Happ, Kristen Morris, and Angela Ross

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