Pledge your birthday and help change lives.

It's easy. Instead of gifts, ask for donations.

How it works.

Pledge your birthday

The first step is simple - just pledge your birthday by using the form above, and share your pledge to let the world know you’re serious.

Start a campaign

When your birthday is near, we’ll remind you to start a fundraising page and ask your friends to donate to clean water for your big day.

Give people clean water

We’ll use 100% of the money you raise to fund clean water projects. When complete, you’ll see the exact projects you funded with photos and GPS.

A birthday story: meet Lory.

Birthday Facts

19 Million

birthdays are celebrated around the world every day.


average amount raised by a person’s birthday campaign.

38 People

get clean water as a result of an average birthday campaign.


has already been raised for clean water through birthdays.

Wonder what it’s like to donate your birthday?
Meet the all-stars who’ve done it.

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Why Water?

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The water crisis.

663 million people still live without clean water in developing countries around the world. Many walk 2-4 hours a day to swamps and rivers to gather dirty water for their families.

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About our work.

Since charity: water started in 2006, we've funded projects in countries around the world that have brought clean water to millions of people. Join us. Pledge your birthday.

79,552 people have already pledged.