This campaign closed on Jan 31, 2010 Sarah Hau brought clean water to Angeba Community and 1 other project.

Sarah Hau

christmas : water

Sarah Hau

christmas : water

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Don't get me wrong - I love Christmas. It's time for family, for comfort, for love. And for Christians, it's a time to celebrate what's most important, the birth of Jesus Christ.

But there are a lot of things we get wrong about Christmas.

For one, we give each other so much stuff. Whether it's out of obligation or just to truly show someone we care, we're still essentially material-rich people giving other material-rich people more... materials. The purpose of our holiday, though, is Christ. And Jesus made his purpose clear to us - sacrifice. He died so that we could live. And we struggle to keep that the focus of Christmas while we're busy buying and unwrapping gifts.

Let's face it, we actually sacrifice very little. But what's small to us can be huge to someone who lacks basic health necessities. Just $20 is enough for one person to have clean water for two decades, for example.

So, this year, I'm giving up my Christmas. I'm asking everyone that would've bought me gifts to instead donate that money to help me build a well. I'm also asking other of you to join me and give up your gifts. 100% of all funds raised go directly to the water projects.

Between now and Christmas, I aim to raise $500 in my charity: water campaign.

Jesus sacrificed himself for me. This is the least I can do.

Please join me.

This campaign brought clean water to Angeba Community, Ethiopia and 1 other project.

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This campaign closed on Jan 31, 2010 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:
Anonymous$100
Sharon & Stephen Bramer$100
Janna Hau$50
Mark & Anne Bramer$50
Ashleigh Hau$30

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.

100 percent

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 Angeba Community, Ethiopia and 1 other project.

Don't get me wrong - I love Christmas. It's time for family, for comfort, for love. And for Christians, it's a time to celebrate what's most important, the birth of Jesus Christ.

But there are a lot of things we get wrong about Christmas.

For one, we give each other so much stuff. Whether it's out of obligation or just to truly show someone we care, we're still essentially material-rich people giving other material-rich people more... materials. The purpose of our holiday, though, is Christ. And Jesus made his purpose clear to us - sacrifice. He died so that we could live. And we struggle to keep that the focus of Christmas while we're busy buying and unwrapping gifts.

Let's face it, we actually sacrifice very little. But what's small to us can be huge to someone who lacks basic health necessities. Just $20 is enough for one person to have clean water for two decades, for example.

So, this year, I'm giving up my Christmas. I'm asking everyone that would've bought me gifts to instead donate that money to help me build a well. I'm also asking other of you to join me and give up your gifts. 100% of all funds raised go directly to the water projects.

Between now and Christmas, I aim to raise $500 in my charity: water campaign.

Jesus sacrificed himself for me. This is the least I can do.

Please join me.

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Updates and Comments

  • J
    Janna Hau donated $50 - about 8 years ago

    Merry Christmas Sister.

  • M
    Mark & Anne Bramer donated $50 - about 8 years ago

    Gift on behalf of Dave and Mary Sommerville

  • Sharon & Stephen Bramer donated $100 - about 8 years ago

    what a privilege to give so others can have water that is a necessity!

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.

100 percent

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