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Danielle Braun

My 24th Birthday Wish

Danielle Braun

My 24th Birthday Wish

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I’m privileged enough to say that while I don’t have everything, I do have what I need. So this year, my birthday wish is not to receive gifts, but to do my part in granting others freedom and opportunity. Throughout the year I am involved in various local charities, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to reach out beyond the Canadian borders to assist in providing people with a basic need all of you reading this have, clean water.

I don’t usually ask for gifts, but this year I’ve decided to make an exception. I’m asking my friends and family to donate to charity: water and give clean water to people who need it, instead of giving me gifts. Save the money you might usually spend on buying me a drink when we go out to celebrate, or on an $8 Hallmark card (those gestures are appreciated, but I think that the money could be better spent). Seriously, every dollar helps.

Imagine you had tons of water, but none of it was clean. Imagine having to drink, cook and clean with that water -- knowing that it would make your family sick.

Did you know that almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water? Every day, 5,000 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. But it doesn't have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

Just $65 is enough money to fund a BioSand Filter and serve an entire community with clean water for years to come. Which means we have the opportunity to change the lives of many families in need.

100% of the money raised will go directly to water project costs, funding long-lasting clean water solutions in Cambodia. When the projects are finished, charity: water will show us the exact communities we've helped using photos and GPS coordinates.

Help me make this birthday my best ever -- please donate to my campaign!

This campaign brought clean water to Srae Prich Community, Cambodia.

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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:
Anonymous$250
Anonymous$75
Gail Kaufman Carlin$60
Nancy Von Hausen$50
Chantal Peralta$30

This campaign brought clean water to Srae Prich Community, Cambodia.

I’m privileged enough to say that while I don’t have everything, I do have what I need. So this year, my birthday wish is not to receive gifts, but to do my part in granting others freedom and opportunity. Throughout the year I am involved in various local charities, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to reach out beyond the Canadian borders to assist in providing people with a basic need all of you reading this have, clean water.

I don’t usually ask for gifts, but this year I’ve decided to make an exception. I’m asking my friends and family to donate to charity: water and give clean water to people who need it, instead of giving me gifts. Save the money you might usually spend on buying me a drink when we go out to celebrate, or on an $8 Hallmark card (those gestures are appreciated, but I think that the money could be better spent). Seriously, every dollar helps.

Imagine you had tons of water, but none of it was clean. Imagine having to drink, cook and clean with that water -- knowing that it would make your family sick.

Did you know that almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water? Every day, 5,000 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. But it doesn't have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

Just $65 is enough money to fund a BioSand Filter and serve an entire community with clean water for years to come. Which means we have the opportunity to change the lives of many families in need.

100% of the money raised will go directly to water project costs, funding long-lasting clean water solutions in Cambodia. When the projects are finished, charity: water will show us the exact communities we've helped using photos and GPS coordinates.

Help me make this birthday my best ever -- please donate to my campaign!

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

  • Dolores Braun
    Dolores Braun donated $24 - over 1 year ago

    This is a Great Way to celebrate, Danielle. Hope you have reached your goal in assisting with this fundraiser and the many other goals that you set for yourself in the future.

  • Anonymous donated $75 - over 1 year ago

    Happy Birthday Danielle! What a very nice thing for you to do!

  • Anonymous donated $250 - over 1 year ago

    Happy 24th! Thanks for getting behind such an awesome cause.

  • Chantal Peralta
    Chantal Peralta donated $30 - almost 2 years ago

    Happy early birthday Dani xo

  • Gail Kaufman Carlin
    Gail Kaufman Carlin donated $60 - almost 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday. Thanks for sharing it with others in need!

  • Nancy Von Hausen
    Nancy Von Hausen donated $50 - almost 2 years ago

    For my niece Danielle's 24th birthday wish

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