Kaitlin McGinn

34 for 34: Birthday Campaign

Kaitlin McGinn

34 for 34: Birthday Campaign

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$641Raised

  • 21 people will get clean water
  • 70 days left to donate
61%
$1,040
Top donors listed by:
Kaitlin$100
McGinn Family$100
Anonymous$100
J$60
Parker and Jenessa$60

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.

Imagine your life with no clean water. Imagine being born into a community where you have to walk 3 to 4 hours a day to gather dirty water and bring it home in heavy Jerry Cans. And then carefully choose the most essential uses for the little water you have.

Most of us reading this have never had to worry about this basic human need. Water has always been there, flowing clean from our taps and in seemingly endless supply. Yet about 663 million people still live without clean water (about 1 out of 10 people).

Women & girls are often the ones making long treks to fill 5-gallon Jerry Cans (weighing 40 lbs. when full) with unsafe water. Given access to clean water in their community, they could redirect that valuable time towards education and other empowering opportunities.

charity: water is dedicated to solving this crisis. Since 2006, they've helped 9.5 million people gain access to clean water, better hygiene, and improved sanitation. They're determined to keep working until every person on earth has clean water.

And we're all invited to join. For just $30, you can bring one person clean water. (Which sparks a beautiful chain reaction of better health, education, empowerment, business opportunities, etc.)

So this year for my 34th birthday, let's bring 34 people clean water. Let's spark some positive chain reactions in the world. 100% of your public donations go directly to the field. And here's the fun part - after completion, we'll get photos and GPS coordinates from the project we helped fund so you can see the direct impact of your gift.

Water changes everything. Let's be a part of the solution. Together.

Thanks for reading & cultivating change.
With gratitude,
Kaitlin / The Garden Grazer

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Updates and Comments

  • Kaitlin McGinn
    Kaitlin McGinn 16 days ago

    Update #2: We’re officially past the halfway point & have raised enough money to bring 18 people clean water! 🎉💧🎉 So amazing - THANK YOU ALL! Really loving the eclectic mix of donation locales - we’ve got Germany, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan’s UP, Arizona, New York, & Montana. You guys rock! Your kind & generous hearts are making this my best birthday yet!!! Thank you again for making a positive difference in the world! 💙

  • K
    Kathanie Strathmann donated $34 - 19 days ago

    Happy birthday Kaitlin!

  • Scott Harrison
    Scott Harrison donated $34 - 20 days ago

    Happy Birthday!

  • L
    Lena donated $34.99 - 20 days ago

    Happy birthday lovely Kaitlin <3

  • Kaitlin McGinn
    Kaitlin McGinn 20 days ago

    Thanks so much to those who have donated!! You guys are awesome. Every dollar going to this cause brings me so much joy. Thank you, thank you!!!

  • M
    Mary Beth Dennis donated $30 - 21 days ago

    Great way to celebrate

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.