This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2010 Jabari Ennis brought clean water to Shamfa Community.

Jabari Ennis

Jabari's 30th birthday

Jabari Ennis

Jabari's 30th birthday

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On November 6th, I'm turning 30. (yes i'm an old foot)

At first, this seemed surreal, even daunting. I'm an athlete, and i'm getting old.
My friends usually don't know what to buy for me, because I already have so much stuff.

But then I found out that millions of people don't live to see their 5th birthday. And why? Because they didn't have access to clean, safe water.

So I'm not scared of turning 30 anymore. In fact, I'm celebrating my birthday like never before. And now i know what to ask for - One dollar for every year of my life!

I'm asking for $30 from everyone I know - and every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund freshwater wells in developing nations. Even better, every dollar is "proved" when the projects are complete, and photos and GPS coordinates are posted using Google Earth.

My goal is to raise $3,000 by my birthday, November 6th, and hopefully raise up to $10,000 overall, helping over 300 people that need it much more than we do.

Please consider helping me.

This campaign brought clean water to Shamfa Community, Ethiopia.

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Top donors listed by:
Anonymous$60
clement mckenzie$60
Jehan White$31
Nickay Penado$30
Paul Thomson$30

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.

This campaign brought clean water to Shamfa Community, Ethiopia.

On November 6th, I'm turning 30. (yes i'm an old foot)

At first, this seemed surreal, even daunting. I'm an athlete, and i'm getting old.
My friends usually don't know what to buy for me, because I already have so much stuff.

But then I found out that millions of people don't live to see their 5th birthday. And why? Because they didn't have access to clean, safe water.

So I'm not scared of turning 30 anymore. In fact, I'm celebrating my birthday like never before. And now i know what to ask for - One dollar for every year of my life!

I'm asking for $30 from everyone I know - and every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund freshwater wells in developing nations. Even better, every dollar is "proved" when the projects are complete, and photos and GPS coordinates are posted using Google Earth.

My goal is to raise $3,000 by my birthday, November 6th, and hopefully raise up to $10,000 overall, helping over 300 people that need it much more than we do.

Please consider helping me.

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Updates and Comments

  • Barbara Ennis donated $30 - over 6 years ago

    Extremely proud of such a selfless act on your part Jabari! It's gratifying to participate in this effort!

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    Anonymous donated $30 - over 6 years ago

    Happy 30th Birthday!! You're an inspiration for other athletes to reach out to those in need.

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    Erica & Mike Bartolina donated $30 - over 6 years ago

    Happy Birthday! We're looking forward to a tremendous year. Keep up the hard work and follow your dreams!

  • Jennifer Dorce donated $30 - over 6 years ago

    Happy Bday =) (in my singing voice)

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    sophia anderson donated $30 - over 6 years ago

    Such a noble thing to do on your birthday! happy birthday and glad i could be apart of it!!;-)

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    Jehan White donated $31 - over 6 years ago

    One extra dollar for good luck ;-)! Happy Birthday Babe.

  • Gaurav Kamboj donated $30 - over 6 years ago

    Happy Birthday! Great way to celebrate, seems like a great organization!

  • clement mckenzie donated $60 - over 6 years ago

    great job dude

  • Meena Karithanom donated $30 - over 6 years ago

    What a great idea, Jabari. Happy Birthday!

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    Foome A donated $30 - over 6 years ago

    Happy Birthday Jabz! Props to you for having such a novel idea for a noble birthday! ?

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.