This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2015 This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2015 and $8,261 is hard at work in Mozambique.

Mike Del Ponte

You donate, I'll swim!

Mike Del Ponte

You donate, I'll swim!

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Every year, when I give up my birthday and fundraise for charity: water, friends and family like you are incredibly generous. Thank you.

This will be the BIGGEST, MOST IMPACTFUL YEAR EVER! Every dollar donated will be matched 100%. So donate today to double your impact!

BONUS: If you help me raise $10,000 to give water to people in need, I'll go swimming in the freezing cold San Francisco Bay.

And if the incentive of forcing me to battle seals under the Golden Gate Bridge armed only with a speedo is not enough to motivate you, consider this...

Every day, 1,400 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. I know because I've traveled to Ethiopia with charity: water and seen how water saves lives and transforms communities.

100% of the money you donate will be used to build clean water projects. When those projects are complete, charity: water will send photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community you helped.

Please donate today and double your impact with a 100% donation match. THANK YOU!

$8,261

  • 275 people will get clean water
  • 0 days left to donate
82%
$10,000

This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2015 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

Donate To charity: waterSee What Happens Next
Top donors listed by:
Soma Water$1,000
Dare Olonoh$1,000
Replogle Family Foundation$500
Dare Olonoh$425
Mike Del Ponte$330x2

This year, we’re rallying a community of bold, creative, quirky and passionate world-changers to bring clean water to 50,000 people in need. You can help.

100 percent

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

Soma
I'm part of a team
Team Total $23,981.80

Every year, when I give up my birthday and fundraise for charity: water, friends and family like you are incredibly generous. Thank you.

This will be the BIGGEST, MOST IMPACTFUL YEAR EVER! Every dollar donated will be matched 100%. So donate today to double your impact!

BONUS: If you help me raise $10,000 to give water to people in need, I'll go swimming in the freezing cold San Francisco Bay.

And if the incentive of forcing me to battle seals under the Golden Gate Bridge armed only with a speedo is not enough to motivate you, consider this...

Every day, 1,400 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. I know because I've traveled to Ethiopia with charity: water and seen how water saves lives and transforms communities.

100% of the money you donate will be used to build clean water projects. When those projects are complete, charity: water will send photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community you helped.

Please donate today and double your impact with a 100% donation match. THANK YOU!

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Updates and Comments

  • C
    Constance Del Ponte donated $100 - over 1 year ago

    Merry Christmas, Mike!

  • Melody donated $40 - over 1 year ago

    Go Mike!/Soma!

  • K
    Kirsten Green donated $100 - over 1 year ago

    Awesome Mike!

  • Graham Hill
    Graham Hill donated $100 - over 1 year ago

    go get'em!

  • E
    Eurie Kim donated $100 - over 1 year ago

    happy birthday Mike, here is to a great one for you and for Soma!

  • S
    stuart rudick donated $40 - over 1 year ago

    Mike you are an inspiration and model for us to emulate to live our passion in life.

  • R
    Rick Smith donated $100 - over 1 year ago

    Great cause; dumb idea to swim in cold, shark infested waters...

  • Cubby Graham donated $33 - over 1 year ago

    Happy Birthday Mike! So proud of everything that you guys are doing, and the legacy that you're leaving. Keep being awesome!

  • S
    Sean O'Keefe donated $50 - over 1 year ago

    happy birthday mike

  • Jesse Levin donated $40 - over 1 year ago

    Peck outdid this naked :-)

This year, we’re rallying a community of bold, creative, quirky and passionate world-changers to bring clean water to 50,000 people in need. You can help.

100 percent

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