This campaign closed on Aug 21, 2010 Micah Laaker brought clean water to Atsa Abgie Community and 1 other project.

Micah Laaker

Micah's 35th Birthday

Micah Laaker

Micah's 35th Birthday

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This campaign brought clean water to Atsa Abgie Community, Ethiopia and 1 other project.

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Micah Laaker$350
Anonymous$200
Colin Lange$105
Ryan Kennedy$100
Balachandar Sankar$100

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.

This campaign brought clean water to Atsa Abgie Community, Ethiopia and 1 other project.

Here on June 11th, I'm turning 35.

That's 35 years of high-quality content livin' that I'm proud to have sponsored, but the clock's ticking. So I'm turning to you, who've tuned in for some portion of that time, free of charge, to help with the only pledge drive I've run.

If you've enjoyed any of my daily broadcasts, Hobbit sketches, blog posts, illustrations, icons, technical how-tos, presentations, HyperCard stacks, tweets, tirades, anti-tree propaganda sites, conversations, space beats, or awkward silences, *and* haven't chipped in, consider this your opportunity to join in for my birthday pledge week.

Consider for a minute: you pay for cable and Internet access to be available every day. Some of you pay for public radio. Like all 3 of those, I have to keep the lights on for your entertainment: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, 35 years a life... and hopefully more.

This year, please consider funding my continued content production via a donation to charity:water. They rock. 100% of your donation goes to building wells, training communities, and keeping the projects sustainable. (Their nonprofit overhead is funded thru an entirely different fundraising arm.) All human beings have the same right to clean, safe drinkable water as what we have in the US. Even those on my Enemies List.

So, please, do me a favor: if you've enjoyed any of my output over 35 years, pitch in to help build a well where its needed. I'll keep producing. (Matter of fact, I'll even pledge more output if we hit my goal of $2500.)

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Updates and Comments

  • T
    Tarikh Korula donated $35 - over 8 years ago

    A little slow on the uptake, but Happy Birthday Micah!

  • J
    Jessica Nien donated $50 - almost 9 years ago

    Happy B DAY!!! From Jessica + Jack

  • J
    Jamie Lockwood donated $100 - almost 9 years ago

    Happy Birthday Micah!

  • B
    Balachandar Sankar donated $100 - almost 9 years ago

    Happy B'day Micah

  • H
    hillary c donated $35 - almost 9 years ago

    Happy birthday! But now you won't get any socks from me.

  • A
    Adele Maday donated $35 - almost 9 years ago

    Happy B-Day Micah!

  • J
    Joseph Sands donated $35 - almost 9 years ago

    Happy Birthday man, great idea!

  • M
    Michael & Yvonne Hirsch donated $35 - almost 9 years ago

    Maslow's Pyramid - Level 1: Physiological

  • B
    Bethany Gronberg donated $20 - almost 9 years ago

    Happy birthday! :-)

  • L
    Lawrence Morrisroe donated $35 - almost 9 years ago

    Happy Birthday Laaker!

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.