This campaign closed on Aug 11, 2012 Alexandra Khan brought clean water to Kolo Community.

Alex's birthday for charity:water

Alexandra Khan

Alex's birthday for charity:water

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This campaign brought clean water to Kolo Community, Ethiopia.

$224Raised

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$550

This campaign closed on Aug 11, 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:
Julie Khan$80
Eleanor Gallant$40
Rose Crawford$26
John Moppett$26
Diane Goode$26

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.

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

This campaign brought clean water to Kolo Community, Ethiopia.

This year I officially hit the wrong side of 25. I figure it's time to mix things up a bit and start making my birthdays count.

For my 26th birthday this year, I don't want presents. There's nothing that I need that trumps the billion people on the planet who need clean water, or the 30,000 people that will die this week without it.

To kick off my 27th year of life on earth, I want to raise enough money to give at least 27 people clean water (which is $550, or £340 for all those in the UK). If my Facebook friends all gave $26, I'd smash my goal ten times over. To put it into context, $26 is about fifteen quid...which most of us could spend in one lunchtime at Starbucks or on two drinks in a bar.

100% of all donations go directly toward water projects. And about 18 months after this campaign ends, charity: water will show us where and how every dollar we raised ended up helping in the field. We'll see GPS coordinates, photos and more details about the communities we've impacted.

So pull out your AMEX and let's do this.

If you don't, I expect you to sing 'Happy Birthday to Alex' with your pants on your head, film it, and put it on YouTube. :)

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Updates and Comments

  • E
    Eleanor Gallant donated $40 - almost 7 years ago

    Happy Birthday to a truly loving soul! Love Eleanor, Dale and Mia-Rose xxx

  • D
    Diane Goode donated $26 - almost 7 years ago

    Your words are amazing and so true, your a good lassie!

  • R
    Rose Crawford donated $26 - about 7 years ago

    Love it! Happy Birthday :-) xx

  • J
    Julie Khan donated $80 - about 7 years ago

    That's my girl!

  • Alexandra Khan donated $26 - about 7 years ago

    Putting my money where my mouth is!

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.

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