This campaign closed on Mar 31, 2018 This campaign closed on Mar 31, 2018 and $552 is hard at work in Mozambique.

James Walpole

22 for 22 – James's Birthday

James Walpole

22 for 22 – James's Birthday

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$552Raised

  • 18 people will get clean water
  • 0 days left to donate
69%
$800

This campaign closed on Mar 31, 2018 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

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James Walpole$100
Patsy Walpole$100
Hayden and Kristi McDowell$100
James Walpole$60
William Nava$50

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.

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

Clean, plentiful, running water is one of the greatest and most underrated human technologies.

Clean water hydrates our children, boils our food, sustains our livestock, washes our clothes, and provides the basic substrate for delicious, delicious coffee.

More importantly, with plentiful clean water, we don't have to spend our precious time suffering from dehydration or sickness (dysentery – gross!), fighting with other humans about water rights, or toting potable water for hours a day from miles away.

Yet a lot of people don't have access to clean water.According to Charity:Water, about 1 in 10 people lack access to water from improved drinking sources.

And without clean water, all of these wonderful human beings can hardly have the time and peace and wellbeing to enjoy the other things which make human life in the 21st century so bright. They can hardly build amazing technologies. They can hardly get free from brutal rulers and bureaucrats. They can hardly build more peaceful and creative societies if they're struggling just to get water for their kids every day.

It's wasted human potential. And one of the things that annoys me most in the world is wasted human potential. That's why dirty water is on my kill list.

So, if you like my writing and want to help me do something about wasted human potential, here's your chance.

I'm turning 22 years old this week, so I figure: why not raise enough money for Charity:Water to give clean water to 22 people? That's $800. I'm just curious enough to try to do something like this to see if it's possible. And I'm frankly just egocentric enough to ask you to help me do it for my 22nd birthday.

Charity:Water is a solid organization, from all I've heard. 100% of your donation will go toward water improvements, since Charity:Water's expenses are covered by private donors.

I've already donated $100, and I'll give another $100 in a separate donation to Charity:Water if we can raise $800. So all you have to do is come in and partner with me in raising the other $700 for this campaign.

Let's do it!

More details: https://www.jameswalpole.com/birthday-water/

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Updates and Comments

  • C
    Charlotte and Hunter Walpole donated $30 - over 1 year ago

    Happy birthday James! Hope 22 is filled with many blessings, adventures, and experiences. We love you!

  • K
    Hayden and Kristi McDowell donated $100 - over 1 year ago

    Happy Birthday James!

  • A
    Amanda Kingsmith donated $20 - over 1 year ago

    Happy Birthday James! Glad to support your birthday goal :)

  • L
    Laura Williams donated $22 - over 1 year ago

    Wonderful idea, James. We're grateful to have abundant clean water for our little one, whenever she asks, without worrying it will make her sick. Can't imagine. ♥️

  • M
    Mary Kate Lewis donated $20 - over 1 year ago

    Being on maternity leave we are living lean but still wanted to support your cause!

  • James Walpole
    James Walpole donated $100 - over 1 year ago

    Getting the ball rolling!

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.

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