This campaign closed on Jun 18, 2014 Penelope LaRosa brought clean water to May Aewaf Community.

My 50th Birthday

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5,000 kids younger than 5 die DAILY from water-related illnesses. I am going to help change that & YOU can too!

My birthday is almost here. I'm not usually overly excited about getting older, but this year I'm really thankful to have lived another happy, healthy year. I recently learned that millions of kids around the world don't live to see their fifth birthday because they don't have access to clean, safe drinking water. We can help change that.

I'm asking that instead of sending me a birthday card or gift you contribute that money to this fund. Every penny of the money raised will directly fund clean water projects in developing countries. 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 know the locations and names of the communities we helped.

Help me reach my goal. Please donate to my birthday campaign!

This campaign brought clean water to May Aewaf Community, Ethiopia.

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Top donors listed by:
Father Magriney$250
Peter Funghi$125
Anonymous$100
Anonymous$100
Patty Watson$50

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 May Aewaf Community, Ethiopia.

5,000 kids younger than 5 die DAILY from water-related illnesses. I am going to help change that & YOU can too!

My birthday is almost here. I'm not usually overly excited about getting older, but this year I'm really thankful to have lived another happy, healthy year. I recently learned that millions of kids around the world don't live to see their fifth birthday because they don't have access to clean, safe drinking water. We can help change that.

I'm asking that instead of sending me a birthday card or gift you contribute that money to this fund. Every penny of the money raised will directly fund clean water projects in developing countries. 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 know the locations and names of the communities we helped.

Help me reach my goal. Please donate to my birthday campaign!

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Updates and Comments

  • A
    Anonymous donated $100 - almost 3 years ago

    happy birthday p.lo

  • P
    Peter Funghi donated $125 - almost 3 years ago

    Great idea! The world needs more people like you!!

  • J
    Joanne Weaver donated $50 - almost 3 years ago

    Great idea to celebrate your 50th.

  • J
    jackie & theresa potter donated $20 - almost 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday

  • P
    Patty Watson donated $50 - almost 3 years ago

    Happy 50th! What a way to celebrate!

  • J
    Janice Shultz donated $50 - almost 3 years ago

    Happy Happy Birthday!

  • A
    Anonymous donated $30 - almost 3 years ago

    Thanks for being so selfless. You are an inspiration.

  • K
    Kathy Grabowski donated $50 - almost 3 years ago

    Happy 50TH Birthday Penny!!!!

  • R
    Risa Moore donated $50 - almost 3 years ago

    $50 for your 50 beautiful years!! Love ya Peni and Thank you for making a difference in the world!

  • F
    Father Magriney donated $250 - almost 3 years ago

    Pure water is the best of gifts that man to man can bring.

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.