This campaign closed on Apr 23, 2014 Armando Cruz brought clean water to May Meka Community.

Armando Cruz

Armando's Birthday Wish

Armando Cruz

Armando's Birthday Wish

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Every day, 5,000 kids under the age of 5 die from water-related illnesses. I'm gonna help change that!

My 34th birthday is almost here. I'm really thankful to have lived another happy, healthy year.
I'm like a little kid during my birthday and Christmas and any holiday that involves gifts. :-)

I get so excited because I love surprises. Recently I was saddened and surprised to learn that millions of kids around the world don't live to see their fifth birthday because they don't have access to clean, safe drinking water.

To put that into perspective that means my son Mandy who is 5 would be dead. Just the thought of that as I write this brings tears to my eyes. My heart is heavy knowing that parents have to bury their perfect angels.

We can help change that.

I'm asking for my age in dollars from everyone I know. Every penny of the money raised will directly fund clean water projects in developing countries. 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 know the locations and names of the communities we helped. (That's cool, huh?)

Help me reach my goal of $6,810.
It will help bring 340 people clean water.

I hate asking for money but I figured since you were already going to get me something for my birthday you can use that money to help save hundreds of lives instead. ;-)

I would be honored by your generosity to help these kids.
Blessings,
Armando

This campaign brought clean water to May Meka Community, Ethiopia.

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This campaign closed on Apr 23, 2014 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:
Armando Cruz$340
Luis Fernandez$34
Karen Key$34
Lindsey Zohn$34
Liz Wong$34

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.

100 percent

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 May Meka Community, Ethiopia.

Every day, 5,000 kids under the age of 5 die from water-related illnesses. I'm gonna help change that!

My 34th birthday is almost here. I'm really thankful to have lived another happy, healthy year.
I'm like a little kid during my birthday and Christmas and any holiday that involves gifts. :-)

I get so excited because I love surprises. Recently I was saddened and surprised to learn that millions of kids around the world don't live to see their fifth birthday because they don't have access to clean, safe drinking water.

To put that into perspective that means my son Mandy who is 5 would be dead. Just the thought of that as I write this brings tears to my eyes. My heart is heavy knowing that parents have to bury their perfect angels.

We can help change that.

I'm asking for my age in dollars from everyone I know. Every penny of the money raised will directly fund clean water projects in developing countries. 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 know the locations and names of the communities we helped. (That's cool, huh?)

Help me reach my goal of $6,810.
It will help bring 340 people clean water.

I hate asking for money but I figured since you were already going to get me something for my birthday you can use that money to help save hundreds of lives instead. ;-)

I would be honored by your generosity to help these kids.
Blessings,
Armando

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Updates and Comments

  • L
    Liz Wong donated $34 - over 4 years ago

    Great cause. Happy Birthday Armando!

  • R
    Ralph Balkin donated $34 - over 4 years ago

    Armando you are a real gentleman and such a good person.

  • S
    Sonya Gopalani donated $24 - over 4 years ago

    This is beautiful.

  • L
    Luis Fernandez donated $34 - over 4 years ago

    A beautiful wish!!!

  • B
    Brittney Bomnin donated $10 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Armando!

  • Armando Cruz
    Armando Cruz donated $340 - over 4 years ago

    Let's do this. Can't think of a better present to myself.

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.

100 percent

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