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Rob Bell

Rob's 43rd Birthday

Rob Bell

Rob's 43rd Birthday

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August 23rd is my birthday and this year I'll be turning 43.

Now we all know that the older you get, the less of a big deal you make about your birthday. But not me, and not this year.

This year I'm asking you to give a donation to help get people access to clean water who don't currently have it. Every penny of what you give goes to directly fund clean water projects in developing countries (For more on how that works > http://www.charitywater.org/100percent/). And then later charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded when they're completed (For more on how that works > http://www.charitywater.org/d2p/).

My goal is to raise $43,000 which will provide clean water for several communities. (For the record, the singer Adam Lambert raised $323,000 on his birthday, the actress Alyssa Milano raised $92,000 on hers, and Depeche Mode have currently raised $20,000 for their birthdays…I'm just sayin').

As many of you know, Kristen and I have been passionate about getting people access to the clean water they need for a while now, and through our support of charity:water we've seen the extraordinary things that can happen when we all get together to do some good. So if you can give a few dollars or 43 dollars or thousands...it would mean the world to me. And it would be life changing for those getting water.

$36,692

  • 815 people will get clean water
  • 0 days left to donate
85%
$43,000.00

This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2013 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You're in luck! Rob Bell has a new campaign.

Donate To The New CampaignSee What Happens Next
Top donors listed by:
Michael Nealy$1,430
Cornelia Gautschi$1,000
David Blue$1,000
Johan Carl$1,000
Shawn Fisher$1,000

August 23rd is my birthday and this year I'll be turning 43.

Now we all know that the older you get, the less of a big deal you make about your birthday. But not me, and not this year.

This year I'm asking you to give a donation to help get people access to clean water who don't currently have it. Every penny of what you give goes to directly fund clean water projects in developing countries (For more on how that works > http://www.charitywater.org/100percent/). And then later charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded when they're completed (For more on how that works > http://www.charitywater.org/d2p/).

My goal is to raise $43,000 which will provide clean water for several communities. (For the record, the singer Adam Lambert raised $323,000 on his birthday, the actress Alyssa Milano raised $92,000 on hers, and Depeche Mode have currently raised $20,000 for their birthdays…I'm just sayin').

As many of you know, Kristen and I have been passionate about getting people access to the clean water they need for a while now, and through our support of charity:water we've seen the extraordinary things that can happen when we all get together to do some good. So if you can give a few dollars or 43 dollars or thousands...it would mean the world to me. And it would be life changing for those getting water.

Learn about the water crisis in India

It's about dignity, justice, health and the future. It's about clean water for 100 communities in India. Your donation will help bring running water directly into the homes of families in Orissa.

Comments by donors

  • Anonymous donated $430 - over 1 year ago

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with much love

  • Cornelia Gautschi
    Cornelia Gautschi donated $1,000 - over 1 year ago

    Thanks Rob! You are an inspiration to me. Greetings from Switzerland.

  • Sean Attard
    Sean Attard donated $45 - over 1 year ago

    Couldn't sleep the other night, thinking about this.

  • MIke Brown
    MIke Brown donated $10 - almost 2 years ago

    :Smile:

  • Dan & Susan Green
    Dan & Susan Green donated $43 - almost 2 years ago

    Way to go!

  • Anonymous donated $430 - almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for being there.

  • debbie chendanda
    Debbie Chendanda donated $43 - almost 2 years ago

    Yay!!!!

  • Maria Johnson
    Maria Johnson donated $25 - almost 2 years ago

    43 is the new 30 :) Many blessings!

  • Anonymous donated $10 - almost 2 years ago

    "love has never lost a fight"

  • Jesse Devine
    Jesse Devine donated $50 - almost 2 years ago

    it's incredible how much surrounds us that we are unaware of when we live in the darkness,.. i lived in the "close-minded, know-it-all, doubt-free belief of Christianity" for many years, until you Rob, helped entrench my soul in light,.. Now i see,.. i see the value of the essence of life itself, & the depths of our experiences and interactions,.. & i see that much of our lives are spent arranging meaningless vapor,.. but when our priority shifts towards the care and compassion of OTHERS,.. then,.. then we have truly encountered Christ

100 percent

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