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Shawn Smith

Shawn's 29th Birthday

Shawn Smith

Shawn's 29th Birthday

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My birthday is around the corner. I don’t usually ask for presents, but this year I’ve decided to make an exception. I’m asking all my friends and family to donate to charity: water and give clean water to people who need it, instead of giving me gifts.

Did you know that almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water? Every day, 5,000 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. 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.

100% of every dollar you donate to my birthday campaign will be used to build clean water projects in developing countries. charity: water funds their operating costs separately through a group of private donors, so 100% of all public donations will go directly to people in need.

Help me make this birthday my best ever -- donate to my campaign!

$312Raised

  • 6 people will get clean water
  • 0 days left to donate
31%
$1,000.00

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.

Donate To charity: waterSee What Happens Next
Top donors listed by:
Water Walk$84
Michael Perkins$50
Matthew Emerson$29
Dan Loughlin$29
Nisha Datt$25

My birthday is around the corner. I don’t usually ask for presents, but this year I’ve decided to make an exception. I’m asking all my friends and family to donate to charity: water and give clean water to people who need it, instead of giving me gifts.

Did you know that almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water? Every day, 5,000 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. 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.

100% of every dollar you donate to my birthday campaign will be used to build clean water projects in developing countries. charity: water funds their operating costs separately through a group of private donors, so 100% of all public donations will go directly to people in need.

Help me make this birthday my best ever -- donate to my campaign!

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

  • Shawn Smith
    Water Walk donated $84 - almost 2 years ago

    Funds raised from today's Water Walk on Brower!

  • matt thomas
    matt thomas donated $20 - almost 2 years ago

    you are good people. happy birthday!

  • Alex Meier
    Alex Meier donated $20 - almost 2 years ago

    Bappy hirthday!!

  • Liz Niedzwiecki
    Liz Niedzwiecki donated $10 - almost 2 years ago

    Happy birthday Shawn! I think it's awesome you do this every year!

  • Jennifer Osolinski
    Jennifer Osolinski donated $15 - almost 2 years ago

    SHAWN! Good luck, I hope you can raise your goal. You are doing a beautiful thing; many people will be grateful <3

  • Matthew Emerson
    Matthew Emerson donated $29 - almost 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday Sean. I think this is a WONDERFUL idea for your birthday. Sadly, I have classes all day Monday, or else I would participate. I hope that your goal of 1000$ is well passed and that you have an enjoyable birthday as well. Thanks for being someone I can look up to.

  • Erica Sleifer
    Erica Sleifer donated $5 - almost 2 years ago

    This is such an awesome cause, something I never would have known about otherwise! Thank you Shawn, your dedication and love for helping others is definitely helping to make the world a better place :)

  • Michael Perkins
    Michael Perkins donated $50 - almost 2 years ago

    Charity Water is awesome.

  • Anonymous donated $10 - almost 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday! - Missy

  • Christopher Don
    Christopher Don donated $10 - almost 2 years ago

    You are a person who keeps it real sir. Thank you.

100 percent

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