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Maggie Moran

Maggie's Sweet Sixteen

Maggie Moran

Maggie's Sweet Sixteen

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Imagine yourself leaving your home everyday and walking miles, just to get water. Now imagine arriving at your destination, to find that the only source of water is a dirty swamp filled with muddy, contaminated water, which is what you must bring back to your friends and family. For millions of people living in the world right now, that is their reality. 50% of hospital beds are filled with people who are sick because they drink dirty water. If you are like me, you can't even understand a world like this, because we have an endless supply of clean water right at our fingertips. We don't even realize how lucky we are, because it seems so simple. But if you've ever seen a video of people living in these conditions, they are the happiest people you've ever seen. They dance and sing and are just so happy to be alive. When I found out about Charity: Water, an organization that raises money to build wells in communities suffering from the lack of clean water, I knew I wanted to do something to help. I am so blessed with the life that I have, while some people truly have nothing. So lieu of gifts for my sweet sixteen, I would appreciate it if you made a donation to Charity: Water. Just $20 can give someone clean water for 20 years! Any donation helps! Thank you!


Most people ask me why I don't want presents for my birthday. But this is my present. Getting actual presents is nice, but truthfully, I won't remember what I got in a year or two. But funding a well? That is something I will remember forever.

This campaign brought clean water to May Welel Community, Ethiopia and 2 other projects.

$5,709

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$5,000.00

This campaign closed on Jun 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:
  • Mom & Dad
    $250
  • Theresa Moran
    $248
  • Elizabeth Swinton
    $227
  • Matthew Moran
    $225
  • Nana Grace Moran
    $200

This campaign brought clean water to May Welel Community, Ethiopia and 2 other projects.

Imagine yourself leaving your home everyday and walking miles, just to get water. Now imagine arriving at your destination, to find that the only source of water is a dirty swamp filled with muddy, contaminated water, which is what you must bring back to your friends and family. For millions of people living in the world right now, that is their reality. 50% of hospital beds are filled with people who are sick because they drink dirty water. If you are like me, you can't even understand a world like this, because we have an endless supply of clean water right at our fingertips. We don't even realize how lucky we are, because it seems so simple. But if you've ever seen a video of people living in these conditions, they are the happiest people you've ever seen. They dance and sing and are just so happy to be alive. When I found out about Charity: Water, an organization that raises money to build wells in communities suffering from the lack of clean water, I knew I wanted to do something to help. I am so blessed with the life that I have, while some people truly have nothing. So lieu of gifts for my sweet sixteen, I would appreciate it if you made a donation to Charity: Water. Just $20 can give someone clean water for 20 years! Any donation helps! Thank you!


Most people ask me why I don't want presents for my birthday. But this is my present. Getting actual presents is nice, but truthfully, I won't remember what I got in a year or two. But funding a well? That is something I will remember forever.

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

  • Theresa Moran
    Mom & Dad donated $250 - about 5 years ago

    You are beautiful inside and out! We are so proud of you!

  • Anonymous donated $30 - about 5 years ago

    i think what you're doing is so cool! good job! :)

  • Gerardine Marotta
    Gerardine Marotta donated $40 - about 5 years ago

    Dear Maggie! What you are doing is so great! Thank you so much for everything! Happy Birthday! I love you! :) - Eva

  • Jacqueline Botting
    jacqueline botting donated $30 - about 5 years ago

    Good going, Miss Maggie!

  • Margaret Mangan
    margaret mangan donated $100 - about 5 years ago

    congratulations maggie!

  • Joe Murphy
    Joe Murphy donated $61 - about 5 years ago

    Have a great Sweet 16...if you're related to Matt Moran, you are alright with me. It's a great thing you're doing. Regards, Joe Murphy

  • Daniel Mangan
    Daniel Mangan donated $50 - about 5 years ago

    You're amazing Maggie! Congrats on hitting your goal, and here's to going above and beyond that goal!!!

  • linda davey
    linda davey donated $30 - about 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday!

  • Colin and Christine Moran
    Colin and Christine Moran donated $50 - about 5 years ago

    This is an amazing thing you are doing. We are so proud of you. Happy 16th birthday

  • Tara Milillo
    Tara Milillo donated $100 - about 5 years ago

    Great Job...You are making a difference!

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