This campaign closed on Sep 30, 2012 Cindi Brooks brought clean water to Zikuya School.

Cindi's 40th

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UPDATED 9/21: **Just hit my revised goal of $1500! Thanks so much for everyone who's helped out so far. Wondering if we can get it up to $2000 before the end of the month??** UPDATED 9/13: **Thanks to everyone's generosity, I got so close to my original fundraising goal of $1000 that I bumped it up to $1500. Thank you so much for your support!!** I'm turning 40 this year. Wow! Big birthday. I feel incredibly lucky to have made it this far with relative ease...high school and college years not included! To celebrate, I've decided to donate my birthday to water. Instead of gifts, I'm asking for $$ from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater projects for people in developing countries. My birthday wish is to pay forward some of the blessings I've enjoyed over the past 40 years and hope you'll all help me raise enough money to bring clean, safe drinking water to people who desperately need it. I set my goal at $1000...which will bring water to 50 people. That's 40 people for my 40 years, plus 10 more for good luck! The best part: 100% of all donations go directly toward water projects. And about 18 months after this campaign ends, charity: water will show us where and how every dollar we raised ended up helping in the field. We'll see GPS coordinates, photos and more details about the communities we've impacted. I hope you'll join me! XOXO, Cindi

This campaign brought clean water to Zikuya School, Ethiopia.

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Richard & Elaine Handloff$500
Anonymous$200
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Joan and Tom Botts$100
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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.

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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 Zikuya School, Ethiopia.

UPDATED 9/21: **Just hit my revised goal of $1500! Thanks so much for everyone who's helped out so far. Wondering if we can get it up to $2000 before the end of the month??** UPDATED 9/13: **Thanks to everyone's generosity, I got so close to my original fundraising goal of $1000 that I bumped it up to $1500. Thank you so much for your support!!** I'm turning 40 this year. Wow! Big birthday. I feel incredibly lucky to have made it this far with relative ease...high school and college years not included! To celebrate, I've decided to donate my birthday to water. Instead of gifts, I'm asking for $$ from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater projects for people in developing countries. My birthday wish is to pay forward some of the blessings I've enjoyed over the past 40 years and hope you'll all help me raise enough money to bring clean, safe drinking water to people who desperately need it. I set my goal at $1000...which will bring water to 50 people. That's 40 people for my 40 years, plus 10 more for good luck! The best part: 100% of all donations go directly toward water projects. And about 18 months after this campaign ends, charity: water will show us where and how every dollar we raised ended up helping in the field. We'll see GPS coordinates, photos and more details about the communities we've impacted. I hope you'll join me! XOXO, Cindi

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  • Marc, Kristina, & Oliver Hyman donated $40 - over 4 years ago

    Happy birthday, Cindi! A great cause and a wonderful gesture.

  • Christian & Shannon Brooks donated $40 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Cindi! This is such a wonderful cause to give to!!

  • Tina Witherspoon donated $40 - over 4 years ago

    you're an inspiration!

  • The Larsens donated $40 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday! May the next 40 give you as much love and blessings as the first.

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    The Bradburys donated $100 - over 4 years ago

    Good luck on the other side of the hilll! Happy birthday.

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    The Craven's donated $40 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday to the most wonderful friend!

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    Diane Mcguffin donated $40 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday!

  • Ava Brooks donated $27.91 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday momma! I love you!

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    Becky Green donated $40 - over 4 years ago

    Happy 40th, Cindi! We miss you and hope you have a wonderful day. Love, Jay, Becky & Cameron

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    Joan and Tom Botts donated $100 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Cindi! We hope you have a very special 40th birthday and hoping every day during the year are great ones. We love you, xoxo Joan and Tom

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.