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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 20 years old and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $20 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater projects for people in developing countries.

Almost 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. 30,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still have to walk hours each day to get dirty water for 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 people living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

The best part: 100% of all donations go directly toward water projects. And about 18 months after this campaign ends, charity: water will show us where and how every dollar we raised ended up helping in the field. We'll see GPS coordinates, photos and more details about the communities we've impacted.

Please join me.

Rebecca :)

"If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth."
1 John 3:17-18

This campaign brought clean water to Pathivara Tamangdanda Community, Nepal.

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This campaign closed on Jun 2, 2012 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

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Top donors listed by:
David Hay$200
Sarah Lee-Bentham$100
Prabhjot Bhogal$50
Glen Wosnock$50
Yohan Ghang$40

This campaign brought clean water to Pathivara Tamangdanda Community, Nepal.

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 20 years old and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $20 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater projects for people in developing countries.

Almost 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. 30,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still have to walk hours each day to get dirty water for 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 people living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

The best part: 100% of all donations go directly toward water projects. And about 18 months after this campaign ends, charity: water will show us where and how every dollar we raised ended up helping in the field. We'll see GPS coordinates, photos and more details about the communities we've impacted.

Please join me.

Rebecca :)

"If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth."
1 John 3:17-18

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

  • David Hay
    David Hay donated $200 - over 3 years ago

    Donation from the winners at APALA Seaview event

  • Michael Lee
    Michael Lee donated $20 - over 3 years ago

    Good luck and keep going!

  • John Higashi
    John Higashi donated $20 - over 3 years ago

    Great idea.

  • Glen Wosnock
    Glen Wosnock donated $50 - over 3 years ago

    Happy to help for your birthday, Rebecca!

  • Yohan Ghang
    Yohan Ghang donated $40 - over 3 years ago

    not much, but from grace and I =) we're blessed by you becki

  • Jamesellie Moon
    Jamesellie Moon donated $20 - over 3 years ago

    Honored to help.

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