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Ryan Sarver

Ryan's Birthday Matching Campaign

Ryan Sarver

Ryan's Birthday Matching Campaign

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Last weekend I turned 33 and I want to celebrate my birthday differently this year.

I was fortunate enough to get to travel with the charity: water team to Tigray, Ethiopia this year to see the incredible challenges that villages lacking clean water face every day. Clean water is fundamental to health, equality, dignity, productivity, and especially education.

We were also able to see the direct impact charity: water and their local partners have on taking our dollars and turning them into change for these incredible people.

Charity: water is a special organization that I can't say enough good things about. It's run by amazing people with an incredible passion for improving the world around them. Their unique 100% model ensures that every dollar we donate goes directly to helping a village bring clean water to their people.

The money for this campaign will go towards the charity: water September campaign which is focused on helping bring clean water to villages in rural India. You can watch a short, heartfelt film about the program here: http://www.charitywater.org/september/.

I will personally be matching up to $5,000 dollars of donations. So every $100 dollars you donate will count as $200 towards our goal. We are all incredibly fortunate to live the lives that we do. Please help me in improving the lives of people half a world away by bringing them clean water.

You can see the rest of the pictures from our trip to Ethiopia here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rsarver/sets/72157633470459499/

$14,300

  • 317 people will get clean water
  • 0 days left to donate
100%
$10,000.00

This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2013 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:
  • Ryan Sarver
    $4,000
  • Anonymous
    $1,400
  • Chris Sacca
    $1,033
  • Anonymous
    $1,000
  • Shakil Khan
    $885

Last weekend I turned 33 and I want to celebrate my birthday differently this year.

I was fortunate enough to get to travel with the charity: water team to Tigray, Ethiopia this year to see the incredible challenges that villages lacking clean water face every day. Clean water is fundamental to health, equality, dignity, productivity, and especially education.

We were also able to see the direct impact charity: water and their local partners have on taking our dollars and turning them into change for these incredible people.

Charity: water is a special organization that I can't say enough good things about. It's run by amazing people with an incredible passion for improving the world around them. Their unique 100% model ensures that every dollar we donate goes directly to helping a village bring clean water to their people.

The money for this campaign will go towards the charity: water September campaign which is focused on helping bring clean water to villages in rural India. You can watch a short, heartfelt film about the program here: http://www.charitywater.org/september/.

I will personally be matching up to $5,000 dollars of donations. So every $100 dollars you donate will count as $200 towards our goal. We are all incredibly fortunate to live the lives that we do. Please help me in improving the lives of people half a world away by bringing them clean water.

You can see the rest of the pictures from our trip to Ethiopia here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rsarver/sets/72157633470459499/

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

  • Ryan Sarver
    Ryan Sarver donated $4,000 - over 1 year ago

    Matching everyone's amazing donations!

  • Ricky Engelberg
    Ricky Engelberg donated $50 - over 1 year ago

    Awesome to see you raise so much!

  • Charlie Isaacs
    Charlie Isaacs donated $50 - over 1 year ago

    Happy Birthday Ryan from @charlieisaacs, @salesforce will match my donation

  • Anonymous donated $33 - over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your compassion!

  • Matt Mullenweg
    Matt Mullenweg donated $500 - over 1 year ago

    Yay

  • Lee Hoffman
    Lee Hoffman donated $33 - over 1 year ago

    Celebrating Ryan's all around awesomeness

  • seven planet
    seven planet donated $33 - almost 2 years ago

    clean water rocks ... seven billion people ... all with clean drinking water ... five billion with blackberries (twitterIPO)

  • Thomas Brenneke
    Thomas Brenneke donated $500 - almost 2 years ago

    Everyone deserves clean water. Happy Birthday

  • Rob Abbott
    Rob Abbott donated $135 - almost 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday!

  • Devon Wijesinghe
    Devon Wijesinghe donated $150 - almost 2 years ago

    Thanks for doing this Ryan.

100 percent

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