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Jesse Harding

Jesse's 18th Birthday

Jesse Harding

Jesse's 18th Birthday

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In the past, I have never considered my birthday to be about material stuff. Instead, I wanted experiences.

So this year, I'm trying a different experience. I'm donating my birthday.

I'm turning 18 years old and instead of asking for presents, I'm asking for $18 or more from everyone I know. It will be going to build freshwater wells for people in developing nations.

A billion people in the world are living without clean water - but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water and millions more won't live to see their 5th birthday. 45,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still walk hours each day to get dirty water to give to their families. And why? Because they didn't have access to clean, safe water.

My birthday wish this year is not to add to the already ridiculous amount of material goods that I have, but to give back in thanks for how fortunate I am.

Please join me.

please note: Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to direct water projects costs, and each donation is "proved" and tracked to the village it helped when projects are complete, and photos and GPS coordinates are posted using Google Earth.

This campaign brought clean water to Gouma Nazareth Community, Central African Republic.

$234Raised

  • 0 days left to donate
58%
$400.00

This campaign closed on Sep 30, 2010 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:
Steve Harding$118
Robert Olson$50
Natalie Newman$30
Bonny Headley$18
Jesse Harding$18

This campaign brought clean water to Gouma Nazareth Community, Central African Republic.

In the past, I have never considered my birthday to be about material stuff. Instead, I wanted experiences.

So this year, I'm trying a different experience. I'm donating my birthday.

I'm turning 18 years old and instead of asking for presents, I'm asking for $18 or more from everyone I know. It will be going to build freshwater wells for people in developing nations.

A billion people in the world are living without clean water - but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water and millions more won't live to see their 5th birthday. 45,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still walk hours each day to get dirty water to give to their families. And why? Because they didn't have access to clean, safe water.

My birthday wish this year is not to add to the already ridiculous amount of material goods that I have, but to give back in thanks for how fortunate I am.

Please join me.

please note: Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to direct water projects costs, and each donation is "proved" and tracked to the village it helped when projects are complete, and photos and GPS coordinates are posted using Google Earth.

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

  • Bonny Headley
    Bonny Headley donated $18 - almost 5 years ago

    Have a great year!

  • Natalie Newman
    Natalie Newman donated $30 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday, little brudder! I'm proud of what you're doing. :)

  • Steve Harding
    Steve Harding donated $118 - about 5 years ago

    from the Godfather

100 percent

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