This campaign closed on Mar 31, 2012 Matt Mullenweg brought clean water to Sokoura - Near Chief's House and 8 other projects.

Matt Mullenweg

Matt is turning 28

Matt Mullenweg

Matt is turning 28

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This year I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 28 years old (ancient!) on January 11th and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $28 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater projects for people in developing countries.

If you're a fan of WordPress or any of the other projects I've been involved in, please consider contributing. If we meet the goal it'll be enough to build several wells!

The best part: 100% of all donations go directly toward water projects. And about 18 months after this campaign ends, charity: water will show us where and how every dollar we raised ended up helping in the field. We'll see GPS coordinates, photos, and more details about the communities we've impacted.

Matt

This campaign brought clean water to Sokoura - Near Chief's House, Côte d'Ivoire and 8 other projects.

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This campaign closed on Mar 31, 2012 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

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Anonymous$10,000
Go Daddy$5,060
Anonymous$2,800
Anonymous$1,000
Anonymous$450

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 Sokoura - Near Chief's House, Côte d'Ivoire and 8 other projects.

This year I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 28 years old (ancient!) on January 11th and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $28 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater projects for people in developing countries.

If you're a fan of WordPress or any of the other projects I've been involved in, please consider contributing. If we meet the goal it'll be enough to build several wells!

The best part: 100% of all donations go directly toward water projects. And about 18 months after this campaign ends, charity: water will show us where and how every dollar we raised ended up helping in the field. We'll see GPS coordinates, photos, and more details about the communities we've impacted.

Matt

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Updates and Comments

  • B
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Matching Gifts Program donated $300 - over 4 years ago

    Matching gift on behalf of Jenny Sorenson

  • R
    Rebecca Lammons donated $28 - almost 5 years ago

    Great idea Matt. Happy happy birthday (my gift is late, I know, but still)!

  • mary beth phillips
    mary beth phillips donated $28 - almost 5 years ago

    happy birthday Matt! congrats on reaching your goal!

  • A
    Anonymous donated $450 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy belated birthday!

  • Carole Gonzalez donated $28 - almost 5 years ago

    Absolutely a great idea. What a powerful way to celebrate your life.

  • Gary Walter
    Gary Walter donated $28 - almost 5 years ago

    Charity Water & Wordpress Rock - as do Matt, and Blogan

  • B
    Brent Logan donated $28 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy birthday!

  • Janetti Chon donated $28 - almost 5 years ago

    happy birthday!

  • C
    Chris Hageney donated $100 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday Matthew!!! Great idea.

  • L
    Lori McLeese donated $28 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy birthday, Matt!

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.