This campaign closed on Mar 17, 2013 Caryn Levy brought clean water to Egri-Dameskel.

Caryn Levy

Caryn's 28th Birthday

Caryn Levy

Caryn's 28th Birthday

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This campaign brought clean water to Egri-Dameskel, Ethiopia.

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T J$280
Caryn Levy$275
terra gatti$100
Edward Levy$100
Michael Stashwick$56

Thank you for helping us fund 100 wells in Ethiopia. Soon, 100 communities will be drinking clean and safe water from charity: water wells.

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 Egri-Dameskel, Ethiopia.

Christmas Eve is just around the corner, which means so is my birthday. My birthday always tends to get lost in the shuffle and excitement of THE HOLIDAYS! So, instead of wishing people to remember my birthday, my wish this year is that we can remember those who are not as privileged as us and give back.

I know that while I have had all these opportunities, there are many out there who only know a life of war and poverty, of struggle and hardship. A life I really don't know much about. When I was in Africa, I saw people drinking from the same stream water that they bathed in. I saw rusted flimsy roof tops and people walking miles upon miles just for water or to provide for their family.

This year, I will not let people buy me dinner to celebrate me. I want to celebrate life. This year, no one is allowed to buy me drinks at the bar. This year, instead of buying me drinks on my birthday, I am asking people to take that money and put it towards something that actually matters.

I have no idea if I’ll reach my goal. But it isn't so much about the number as it is about helping somebody who deserves it, somebody to whom actually needs that "drink" for survival.

That is the best birthday gift I could ask for.

Thank you!

To read more in detail here is a link to my blog post: http://carynlevyonline.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/no-free-drinks-for-me-this-year-im-pledging-my-birthday-to-charity-water/

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Updates and Comments

  • T
    T J donated $280 - about 7 years ago

    sorry it's late. :)

  • M
    Michael Stashwick donated $56 - about 7 years ago

    Happy Birthday!

  • B
    Becca Levy donated $28 - about 7 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Caryn! So proud to have such a caring cousin!

  • E
    Edward Levy donated $100 - about 7 years ago

    We are so unbelievably proud of your efforts to help others!

  • C
    Christa Ginsburg donated $28 - about 7 years ago

    happy birthday, caryn!

  • Caryn Levy
    Caryn Levy donated $275 - about 7 years ago

    birthday gifts to me

  • T
    terra gatti donated $100 - about 7 years ago

    Happy birthday, lady! You're amazing!

  • L
    Leah Springer donated $28 - about 7 years ago

    Great idea and great cause!

  • T H donated $28 - about 7 years ago

    YAY!

  • B
    brandy vigen donated $28 - about 7 years ago

    You can do it! xo

Thank you for helping us fund 100 wells in Ethiopia. Soon, 100 communities will be drinking clean and safe water from charity: water wells.

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