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FOR EVERY DONATION OVER $90, i have a special gift for you: a signed copy of my book, Start Something That Matters. look for an email from us after you've donated!

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my name is blake mycoskie and i am the founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS - the One for One company that helps give shoes and restore sight for those in need through purchases from our customers.

when i first met charity: water founder scott harrison a few years ago, and learned about the significant global need for clean water, i was moved, inspired, and ready to join in their mission. through shoe and eyewear partnerships between TOMS and charity: water, we've been able to support 37 projects around the world, providing over 12,000 people with access to clean water.

this year, i'm getting personal. i am using my birthday as a means to raise $20,000 for charity: water! every penny of the money raised will directly fund clean water projects in developing countries, and charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 18 months). we will even know the locations and names of the communities we helped.

please join me in sharing this message and helping me reach my birthday goal!

"never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - margaret mead

$12,607

  • 280 people will get clean water
  • 0 days left to donate
63%
$20,000.00

This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2013 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:
Shannon Sedgwick Davis$1,000
Captain America$1,000
Heather mycoskie$1,000
Ross Garber$1,000
J + K _$1,000

FOR EVERY DONATION OVER $90, i have a special gift for you: a signed copy of my book, Start Something That Matters. look for an email from us after you've donated!

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my name is blake mycoskie and i am the founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS - the One for One company that helps give shoes and restore sight for those in need through purchases from our customers.

when i first met charity: water founder scott harrison a few years ago, and learned about the significant global need for clean water, i was moved, inspired, and ready to join in their mission. through shoe and eyewear partnerships between TOMS and charity: water, we've been able to support 37 projects around the world, providing over 12,000 people with access to clean water.

this year, i'm getting personal. i am using my birthday as a means to raise $20,000 for charity: water! every penny of the money raised will directly fund clean water projects in developing countries, and charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 18 months). we will even know the locations and names of the communities we helped.

please join me in sharing this message and helping me reach my birthday goal!

"never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - margaret mead

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.

Comments by donors

  • rolf lämmli
    rolf lämmli donated $99 - almost 2 years ago

    inspiring, thrilling, moving and most importantly so human! tha for this great opportunity of you to be a little little part of this awesome and right doing. congrat & enjoy your birthday, life, friends and family. tha :-)

  • shauna zingg
    shauna zingg donated $90 - almost 2 years ago

    happy birthday stranger!

  • Zach Christensen
    Zach Christensen donated $100 - almost 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday!

  • meredith mills
    Meredith Hilger donated $200 - almost 2 years ago

    Make it the best year of your life

  • Karina Grotz
    Karina Grotz donated $50 - almost 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday Blake! Let's go visit our wells and make it a TOMS Giving trip as well... hope we can catch up soon! Miss ya :-)

  • Joey Reynolds
    Joey Reynolds donated $450 - almost 2 years ago

    Blake and Charity Water, I am big fan, keep you the good work.

  • patricia leyn
    patricia leyn donated $100 - almost 2 years ago

    happy birthday! ...what a great gift to be able to give

  • M Merrill
    M Merrill donated $100 - almost 2 years ago

    Joining you on a common goal

  • allan cutrow
    allan cutrow donated $90 - almost 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday and best gift I could give.

  • Yanina Silva
    Yanina Silva donated $95 - almost 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing all you have learnt with us... All the best!

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