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John Keatley

John's 30th Birthday

John Keatley

John's 30th Birthday

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All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. And to be honest, I hardly even remember what I got last year.

So this year, I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 30 years old, and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $30 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater wells for people in developing nations.

A billion people in the world are living without clean water - but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water. 45,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still walk hours each day to get dirty water to give to their families.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

Please join me.
Thank you, John.

please note: Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to direct water projects costs, and each donation is "proved" and tracked to the village it helped when projects are complete.

This campaign brought clean water to Liboko 3 Bayaka Community, Central African Republic.

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Top donors listed by:
  • John Keatley
    $150
  • Jasper Nysether
    $100
  • Lisa Sieberson
    $60
  • Anonymous
    $60
  • Michael Fiechtner
    $50

This campaign brought clean water to Liboko 3 Bayaka Community, Central African Republic.

All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. And to be honest, I hardly even remember what I got last year.

So this year, I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 30 years old, and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $30 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater wells for people in developing nations.

A billion people in the world are living without clean water - but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water. 45,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still walk hours each day to get dirty water to give to their families.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

Please join me.
Thank you, John.

please note: Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to direct water projects costs, and each donation is "proved" and tracked to the village it helped when projects are complete.

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

  • Jasper Nysether
    Jasper Nysether donated $100 - almost 5 years ago

    Such an amazing thing you're doing John! I hope this helps!

  • Tom DesLongchamp
    Tom DesLongchamp donated $40 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday John!

  • josie keeney
    josie keeney donated $30 - almost 5 years ago

    happy birthday john. you are a wonderful human being!!!

  • Lisa Sieberson
    Lisa Sieberson donated $60 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy birthday, John! What a great idea!

  • MiiR Bottles
    MiiR Bottles donated $30 - almost 5 years ago

    Love it! Happy birthday from MiiR Bottles

  • Scott Van Blarcom
    Scott Van Blarcom donated $30 - almost 5 years ago

    Great idea. Happy Birthday!

  • Israel Slobodkin
    Israel Slobodkin donated $30 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday John. Great idea for honoring your day.

  • Richard Feliciano
    Richard Feliciano donated $30 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday John. You are an inspiration in more ways than one.

  • Michael Fiechtner
    Michael Fiechtner donated $50 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy birthday John! Thanks for being a great friend! - Mike and Mandy

  • Carrie & Steve Mitchell
    Carrie & Steve Mitchell donated $30 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday, John!

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