This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2013 Scott Harrison brought clean water to Digi Community and 3 other projects.

Scott Harrison

Scott's 38th Birthday for India

Scott Harrison

Scott's 38th Birthday for India

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It's hard to know what to write.

On September 7th, I'll turn 38 years old and charity: water will turn 7. It's been an amazing journey, and with every year that passes, I feel so blessed that I've been able to wake up every single day and lead an organization full of passionate, creative and talented people that care so deeply about serving others.

This year's September campaign is special for me. Joe Madiath has been serving the poorest and most marginalized people in Orissa, India for more than 30 years. I've gotten to walk with Joe through many remote villages, and was struck by a sense of greatness I hadn't felt before. Maybe it was the way the people looked at him, or maybe it was his forceful and vocal belief that "the poor shouldn't have poor solutions."

When he was little, Joe saw his grandfather feeding laborers, who were considered untouchables, from a hole in the ground. Joe asked why you'd feed someone like you'd feed a dog?

"Are they any better than dogs?" came the reply.

Thankfully, Joe didn't follow in his grandfather's footsteps, but began a more than three-decade fight to bring equality and end indignity for India's lowest caste.

He's done that using clean water and sanitation, and it's remarkable to watch his team at work - mobilizing communities to build toilets, showers and taps with the faith that he'll deliver. He always does, and it's an honor to do my part again with my 38th birthday and help 5 more villages in India get access to life's most basic need.

Please watch the video below, and if it inspires you as much I think it will, please consider donating. 100% goes directly to the field, and you'll be able to see photos and GPS coordinates of every project, and learn where ever dollar went.

Thanks so much for your generosity. Let's do this!

This campaign brought clean water to Digi Community, India and 3 other projects.

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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.

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 Digi Community, India and 3 other projects.

It's hard to know what to write.

On September 7th, I'll turn 38 years old and charity: water will turn 7. It's been an amazing journey, and with every year that passes, I feel so blessed that I've been able to wake up every single day and lead an organization full of passionate, creative and talented people that care so deeply about serving others.

This year's September campaign is special for me. Joe Madiath has been serving the poorest and most marginalized people in Orissa, India for more than 30 years. I've gotten to walk with Joe through many remote villages, and was struck by a sense of greatness I hadn't felt before. Maybe it was the way the people looked at him, or maybe it was his forceful and vocal belief that "the poor shouldn't have poor solutions."

When he was little, Joe saw his grandfather feeding laborers, who were considered untouchables, from a hole in the ground. Joe asked why you'd feed someone like you'd feed a dog?

"Are they any better than dogs?" came the reply.

Thankfully, Joe didn't follow in his grandfather's footsteps, but began a more than three-decade fight to bring equality and end indignity for India's lowest caste.

He's done that using clean water and sanitation, and it's remarkable to watch his team at work - mobilizing communities to build toilets, showers and taps with the faith that he'll deliver. He always does, and it's an honor to do my part again with my 38th birthday and help 5 more villages in India get access to life's most basic need.

Please watch the video below, and if it inspires you as much I think it will, please consider donating. 100% goes directly to the field, and you'll be able to see photos and GPS coordinates of every project, and learn where ever dollar went.

Thanks so much for your generosity. Let's do this!

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Updates and Comments

  • Agnes I.
    Agnes I. donated $38 - about 4 years ago

    Happy 38th Birthday Scott! I'm so happy to have gotten involved with Charity:Water this year and I'm glad I gave up my 28th birthday for clean water. I am truly inspired by your vision and the work you have done. Congrats on raising just over $4 million for Malawi at the Charity Ball on December 16th. If you are ever in my homeland Nigeria, let me know so that I can tell you where to get 'Pure Water' as we call it in the streets. Keep up the good work and God bless you.

  • Ultressa Diamond
    Ultressa Diamond donated $50 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday!!! Charity Water makes me want to "HOLLA!"

  • C
    Kae Ting donated $38 - over 4 years ago

    Blessed birth year Scott :)

  • Ken Lopez
    Ken Lopez donated $50 - over 4 years ago

    Right back at ya, Scott. Thank you!

  • A
    Anonymous donated $3,000 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Scott!

  • S
    simon cheng donated $60 - over 4 years ago

    Keep up with the good work. I donate the cost of a Grand Theft Auto game to help people drink clean water.

  • Robert Skinner donated $380 - over 4 years ago

    Scott- Happy Belated Bday. Hope you are well.. we need to catch up. In NYC in November.. love to connect, Best, Robert

  • Ed Baker donated $100 - over 4 years ago

    Happy belated!

  • Tammye Taylot donated $38 - over 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday!!!

  • Rhonda Polhill
    Polhill Family donated $380 - over 4 years ago

    On the mission with you, brother;)

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.

100 percent

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