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I'm turning thirty, but instead of presents join me in giving someone clean water instead.

My birthday is almost here. I'm not usually excited about getting older, but this year I'm really thankful to have lived another happy, healthy year. I recently learned that millions of kids around the world don't live to see their fifth birthday because they don't have access to clean, safe drinking water. We can help change that.

I'm asking for my age in dollars from everyone I know. Every penny of the money raised will directly fund clean water projects in developing countries. Even better, charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 18 months). That means we'll know the locations and names of the communities we helped.

Help me reach my goal. Please donate to my birthday campaign!

$44,049

  • 2,202 people will get clean water
  • 0 days left to donate
100%
$30,000.00

This campaign closed on Mar 26, 2014 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:
Chuck & Kathe Mullenweg$3,030
Chris Sacca$3,030
Shakil Khan$3,000
Matt Mullenweg$3,000
Fred Mossler$2,000

I'm turning thirty, but instead of presents join me in giving someone clean water instead.

My birthday is almost here. I'm not usually excited about getting older, but this year I'm really thankful to have lived another happy, healthy year. I recently learned that millions of kids around the world don't live to see their fifth birthday because they don't have access to clean, safe drinking water. We can help change that.

I'm asking for my age in dollars from everyone I know. Every penny of the money raised will directly fund clean water projects in developing countries. Even better, charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 18 months). That means we'll know the locations and names of the communities we helped.

Help me reach my goal. Please donate to my birthday campaign!

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

  • Anonymous donated $30 - over 1 year ago

    happy birthday Matt, and thanks for WordPress :)

  • DJ Johnny Medley
    DJ Johnny Medley donated $430 - over 1 year ago

    Thanks so much for the inspiration, Matt "The Motivator." We're "down with the .org for life!" Groove on... ;)

  • Anonymous donated $1,300 - over 1 year ago

    Happy Birthday Matt. Thanks for bringing us all together <3. Wishing you an incredible year!

  • Michael Torbert
    Michael Torbert donated $300 - over 1 year ago

    Happy birthday Matt!

  • Chris Witham
    Chris Witham donated $30 - over 1 year ago

    Happy Birthday Matt, thanks for being great and promoting such an amazing cause.

  • Maria Johnson
    Maria Johnson donated $30 - over 1 year ago

    Happy 30th, Matt! Thanks for being such an amazing champion for the cause :)

  • Elizabeth Obih-frank
    elizabeth obih-frank donated $30 - over 1 year ago

    charity:water does a superlative job funding water projects globally, and WordPress does a superb job helping bloggers grow. I love both. Happy Belated Birthday Matt!

  • Gary Bacon
    Gary Bacon donated $30 - over 1 year ago

    Happy birthday Matt! Congrats on the new role at Automattic :)

  • Drew Strojny
    Drew Strojny donated $100 - over 1 year ago

    Happy birthday Matt!

  • Mike Little
    Mike Little donated $50 - over 1 year ago

    A little late, but it all helps!

100 percent

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