This campaign closed on Jun 30, 2012 Michael Lazerow brought clean water to Felhi Community and 3 other projects.

Michael Lazerow

Birthdays Change Nothing. Water Changes Everything.

Michael Lazerow

Birthdays Change Nothing. Water Changes Everything.

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On April 23, I'm turning 38.

At first, I thought wow, I'm getting old.

But then I remembered that I'm the luckiest guy in the world. Millions of people don't live to see their fifth birthdays. And why? Because they don't have access to clean, safe water.

So I'm not too worried of turning 38 anymore. In fact, I'm celebrating my birthday like never before, thanks to my good friends Scott Harrison and Paull Young at charity: water.

I'm asking for $38 or $380 from everyone I know -- and every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund clean water projects in developing nations. 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 be able to see the communities we've helped!

My goal is to raise over $5000 by my birthday, April 23. [NEW GOAL: $15K]

Please join me to make this birthday count.

This campaign brought clean water to Felhi Community, Ethiopia and 3 other projects.

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This campaign closed on Jun 30, 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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Top donors listed by:
Michael & Kass Lazerow$5,000
Michael Kassan$3,800
jonah Peretti$3,800
nancy zirkin$2,000
Mr. Jeff Ragovin$500

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 Felhi Community, Ethiopia and 3 other projects.

On April 23, I'm turning 38.

At first, I thought wow, I'm getting old.

But then I remembered that I'm the luckiest guy in the world. Millions of people don't live to see their fifth birthdays. And why? Because they don't have access to clean, safe water.

So I'm not too worried of turning 38 anymore. In fact, I'm celebrating my birthday like never before, thanks to my good friends Scott Harrison and Paull Young at charity: water.

I'm asking for $38 or $380 from everyone I know -- and every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund clean water projects in developing nations. 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 be able to see the communities we've helped!

My goal is to raise over $5000 by my birthday, April 23. [NEW GOAL: $15K]

Please join me to make this birthday count.

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Updates and Comments

  • Kellen OKeefe donated $38 - almost 6 years ago

    I had no idea who you really were as a human being prior to sending you a professional email earlier today (wish I read more on emailcharter prior to). Needless to say I have been moved in more ways than one and it has been a pleasure learning more about you. Hope to be able to connect with you sometime in the near future...

  • jesse hertzberg donated $38 - about 6 years ago

    Happy Birthday Mike!

  • Kevin Colleran
    Kevin Colleran donated $380 - about 6 years ago

    Happy Birthday Mike!

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    michael huang donated $38 - about 6 years ago

    great cause Michael!

  • Jonathan Turner donated $380 - about 6 years ago

    Good for you Michael! Great cause and happy birthday!

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    Ian Black donated $38 - about 6 years ago

    Happy Birthday Mike!

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    Adam Archer donated $38 - about 6 years ago

    Thats for donating your bday! Great stuff for a great cause.

  • Jeff Berman donated $272 - about 6 years ago

    Because we believe in setting and achieving audacious goals. $30k!

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    Musa Tariq donated $38 - about 6 years ago

    Happy Birthday ML!

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    Jewel Azania Andrews donated $114 - about 6 years ago

    Happy Birthday Mike!!

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.