This campaign closed on Mar 31, 2014 Rachel Beckwith brought clean water to Hewani.

Samantha's 34th!

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Mission Statement

Every day, 5,000 kids under the age of 5 die from water-related illnesses. Let's help change that!

My birthday is almost here. I'm not usually excited about getting older, but this year I'm really thankful to have lived another happy, healthy year. Most of you know my daughter Rachel gave up her 9th birthday a few years ago and we saw what a huge impact it has made. Well, now it's my turn. I'm continuing to follow in Rachel's footsteps by asking everyone I know to donate whatever they can to my campaign for clean drinking water.

I've been so blessed in my life and have seen how amazing it is when you put others needs first. I've met people and read hundreds of stories of how one person's decision to give, rather then receive, inspired them to do the same.

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 for my age in dollars from everyone I know. 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.

I hope that I can make Rachel proud by making at least a little dent in this world, like she did. Help me reach my goal. Please donate to my birthday campaign!

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Updates and Comments

  • Glenn Prince
    donated $34
    almost 6 years ago
    thank you for your great work Samantha!
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $34
    about 6 years ago
    I was very touched by the video I saw so I couldn't help but want to give.
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $20
    about 6 years ago
    Couldn't remember the name of the charity so I googled "Rachel's Birthday Water". It was the first result. Might forget the name of the charity, but I'll never forget Rachel's birthday wish.
  • donated $134
    about 6 years ago
    Thanks for continuing Rachel's Wish and Happy Birthday
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $20
    about 6 years ago
    In memory of two special people
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $34
    about 6 years ago
    Happy 34th! Thanks for sharing your gifts.
  • donated $10
    about 6 years ago
    I want to support you with a small contribution. God help you.
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $34
    about 6 years ago
    Beautiful Angel!
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $34
    about 6 years ago
    Thank You!
  • A
    Andrey Khodzhaev
    donated $34
    about 6 years ago
    Samantha! Thanks for RACHEL!

This campaign brought clean water to Hewani, Kenya.

Kenya
Hand-Dug Well
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All donations made to Rachel’s campaign

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donations

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Anonymous$340
Heather Hughes$134
Anonymous$100
Elena Nield$100
Paul Clifford$100

Updates and Comments

  • Glenn Prince
    donated $34
    almost 6 years ago
    thank you for your great work Samantha!
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $34
    about 6 years ago
    I was very touched by the video I saw so I couldn't help but want to give.
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $20
    about 6 years ago
    Couldn't remember the name of the charity so I googled "Rachel's Birthday Water". It was the first result. Might forget the name of the charity, but I'll never forget Rachel's birthday wish.
  • donated $134
    about 6 years ago
    Thanks for continuing Rachel's Wish and Happy Birthday
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $20
    about 6 years ago
    In memory of two special people
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $34
    about 6 years ago
    Happy 34th! Thanks for sharing your gifts.
  • donated $10
    about 6 years ago
    I want to support you with a small contribution. God help you.
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $34
    about 6 years ago
    Beautiful Angel!
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $34
    about 6 years ago
    Thank You!
  • A
    Andrey Khodzhaev
    donated $34
    about 6 years ago
    Samantha! Thanks for RACHEL!

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.