This campaign closed on Sep 30, 2016 Rob Petkau brought clean water to Kankaren Kache .

Baldy's Thirst Birthday

Rob Petkau

Baldy's Thirst Birthday

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This campaign brought clean water to Kankaren Kache , Niger.

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Top donors listed by:
Karen, Riley & Ian$145
Brian and Anne$100
Marian Petkau$77
Henry Petkau$60
Scott & Laura$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.

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 Kankaren Kache , Niger.

On August 25, I say goodbye to my early 40s, and I'm not super happy about that. So I've decided to postpone Age 45 by donating my upcoming birthday to the most worthy of causes – to provide clean drinking water to the developing world – and you can help.

Water is the most basic of human needs, and it can literally be the difference between life and death. What I find even more compelling, though, is that a reliable supply of clean water can be the beginning of the transition from surviving to thriving.

Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink – even the water in our toilets is clean!

But many people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

I started this fundraising campaign to help charity: water build these types of projects around the world, and I'm looking for anyone who can help me.

Please donate to my campaign – anything you can give is a huge help.

100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped.

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Updates and Comments

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    Anonymous donated $25 - about 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Buddy. Great cause!

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    Dennis and Dayna donated $45 - about 3 years ago

    May we all have a refreshing glass one day!

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    Scott & Laura donated $50 - about 3 years ago

    Happy birthday Rob!

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    Macy 7 Mia Schmaltz donated $20 - about 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday!

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    Merv & Faye donated $45 - about 3 years ago

    Memorable birthday wishes

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    Suz Brown donated $25 - about 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Rob. Wonderful idea and cause.

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    Marian Petkau donated $77 - about 3 years ago

    Stay thirsty, my son!

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    Brian and Anne donated $100 - about 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Rob!

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    Karen, Riley & Ian donated $145 - about 3 years ago

    Happy birthday, my beautiful, bald bad-ass man of God! <3

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    Chris & Amanda Siegle donated $35 - over 3 years ago

    Great idea, Rob - Happy Birthday!!

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.

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