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Patrick Woods

Patrick's 35th Birthday

Patrick Woods

Patrick's 35th Birthday

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All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. And to be honest, I hardly even remember what I got last year.

So this year, I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 35 years old, and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $35 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater wells for people in developing nations.

A billion people in the world are living without clean water - but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water. 45,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still walk hours each day to get dirty water to give to their families.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

Please join me.

please note: Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to direct water projects costs, and each donation is "proved" and tracked to the village it helped when projects are complete.

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

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Top donors listed by:
Tomas Garcia$250
Patrick Woods$185
Rick VanDermyden$140
John Lanting$100
Eva Wiley$100

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

All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. And to be honest, I hardly even remember what I got last year.

So this year, I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 35 years old, and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $35 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater wells for people in developing nations.

A billion people in the world are living without clean water - but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water. 45,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still walk hours each day to get dirty water to give to their families.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

Please join me.

please note: Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to direct water projects costs, and each donation is "proved" and tracked to the village it helped when projects are complete.

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

  • Shanan Steere
    Shanan Steere donated $35 - about 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday! Better Late than Never!! What a great idea, thanks for making a Difference!

  • Anonymous donated $40 - about 5 years ago

    Happy birthday, Patrick! Sharing with others is the best way to show love. You are a good soul.

  • John Lanting
    John Lanting donated $100 - about 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday Big Boss!

  • Eva & Robert Wiley
    Eva Wiley donated $100 - about 5 years ago

    Happy Birth Day Patrick!

  • Williams Knolly
    Williams Knolly donated $50 - about 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday Patrick!!!

  • Patrick Woods
    Patrick Woods donated $185 - about 5 years ago

    Thanks for the cards and the $ for the well!

  • Tomas Garcia
    Tomas Garcia donated $250 - about 5 years ago

    Bud, I have given a lot of gifts in my life. This one is by far my FAVORITE! Thank you for being selfless.

  • Amber Madsen
    Amber Madsen donated $15 - about 5 years ago

    What a great cause. Happy Birthday, Patrick!

  • A Son Of God Who Has Been BLESSED!
    A Son Of God Who Has Been BLESSED! donated $50 - about 5 years ago

    Patrick, you are a blessing to me and others every single day! Happy Birthday my friend.

  • Eve Abrahams
    Eve Abrahams donated $25 - about 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday Patrick!!!

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