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Jesse Kreun

Jesse's 30th birthday

Jesse Kreun

Jesse's 30th birthday

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All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. And to be honest, I hardly even remember what I got last year.

So this year, I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 30 years old, and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $30 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is 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. 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.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

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.

This campaign brought clean water to May Harmaz Community, Ethiopia.

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This campaign brought clean water to May Harmaz Community, Ethiopia.

All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. And to be honest, I hardly even remember what I got last year.

So this year, I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 30 years old, and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $30 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is 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. 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.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

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.

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

  • Anna Kim
    Anna Kim donated $30 - over 4 years ago

    Good deed Jesse!

  • Anonymous donated $100 - over 4 years ago

    well, this is a little belated perhaps. but hey! Who doesn't like icing?

  • Anonymous donated $10 - over 4 years ago

    I couldn't do the entire $30 but I hope this helps a little bit. Good luck!!

  • Wes Flowers
    Wes Flowers donated $147 - over 4 years ago

    That should top you off. Congrats!

  • Marie Morache
    Marie Morache donated $30 - over 4 years ago

    So awesome Jesse! May God bless this work!

  • Steve Teutscher
    Steve Teutscher donated $50 - over 4 years ago

    A great cause. Happy Birthday Jesse!

  • Anonymous donated $30 - over 4 years ago

    Happy 30 Jesse. God Bless you.

  • Marietta Bramson
    Marietta Bramson donated $30 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Jesse

  • CHAD DUTCHER
    CHAD DUTCHER donated $100 - over 4 years ago

    May God bless you greatly for your giving heart! What an awesome testiment to us all! Happy Birthday and God bless!!!

  • Brett  Latin
    Brett Latin donated $20 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Jesse

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