Shawn's 29th Birthday

Shawn Smith

This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2013 and $312 was sent to the field. LEARN WHAT HAPPENS NEXT 

Shawn's 29th Birthday

My birthday is around the corner. I don’t usually ask for presents, but this year I’ve decided to make an exception. I’m asking all my friends and family to donate to charity: water and give clean water to people who need it, instead of giving me gifts.

Did you know that almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water? Every day, 5,000 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. But it doesn't have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

100% of every dollar you donate to my birthday campaign will be used to build clean water projects in developing countries. charity: water funds their operating costs separately through a group of private donors, so 100% of all public donations will go directly to people in need.

Help me make this birthday my best ever -- donate to my campaign!

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Learn about the water crisis in India

It's about dignity, justice, health and the future. It's about clean water for 100 communities in India. Your donation will help bring running water directly into the homes of families in Orissa.

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100% of donations fund water projects

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