This campaign closed on Sep 30, 2010 Sean Killeen brought clean water to Mobala (Bagandou Bayaka).

Sean's 24th Birthday

Sean Killeen

Sean's 24th Birthday

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This campaign brought clean water to Mobala (Bagandou Bayaka), Central African Republic.

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Top donors listed by:
Jim & Cathy Killeen$42
Alice Whitney$25
Caroline Gadonas$25
alexander beck$24
Anonymous$24

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 Mobala (Bagandou Bayaka), Central African Republic.

Turning 24 and living in the real world for a little while has taught me more than ever what a lucky existence I've had.

I want to celebrate my birthday, but I've honestly got a pretty good situation. In addition to all of life's necessities, I'm surrounded by people who care about the world and want to be involved with it.

Birthdays are usually about "stuff". Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. So this year, I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 24 years old, and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $5 ($24 if you're sentimental) or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater wells for people in developing nations.

A billion people in the world are living without clean water - but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water. 45,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still walk hours each day to get dirty water to give to their families.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

Please join me.

please note: Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to direct water projects costs, and each donation is "proved" and tracked to the village it helped when projects are complete.

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    Alice Whitney donated $25 - over 9 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Sean!

  • R
    Rebekah Hutton donated $10 - over 9 years ago

    Happy Birthday Sean!

  • K
    Kiki Hess donated $6 - over 9 years ago

    2+4=6! Yes..I can do math! Happy 24th!

  • C
    Caroline Gadonas donated $25 - over 9 years ago

    One dollar for each year you've been around, plus one for good luck. Happy birthday to my favorite :)

  • A
    Anonymous donated $12 - over 9 years ago

    Why, two things I love to support - hydration and Sean Killeen! ...you had me at that photo.

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    Heidi Temple donated $24 - over 9 years ago

    For my very favorite student ever - so proud that you are so socially conscious!

  • L
    Linda & Tom Killeen donated $24 - over 9 years ago

    Have a great Birthday!! Hope you reach that goal...

  • K
    Kendra Gale donated $15 - over 9 years ago

    Happy birthday, friend! What a wonderful way to share the birthday joy!

  • L
    Leann Wintermute donated $10 - over 9 years ago

    This was a great idea Sean! Oh, and Happy Birthday :)

  • J
    Jim & Cathy Killeen donated $42 - over 9 years ago

    Happy (early) 24th Birthday Sean! We chose this amount because I guess we're slightly dyslexic. Hopefully it works in somebody's favor. Great cause. See you soon... Love, Mom & Dad.

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.