This campaign closed on Sep 30, 2015 This campaign closed on Sep 30, 2015 and $335 is hard at work in Malawi.

Tessa's b-day wish!

Tessa Downs

Tessa's b-day wish!

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There are 748 million people in the world living without access to clean water. Let's change that!

My birthday is almost here!

Every year is a celebration of another year and a toast to a beautiful, challenging and adventurous life that I am deeply grateful for.

However, I recently had a long talk with a good friend about how often we take our lives for granted. After a discussion about water, I started looking at the ways we consume water and how I take this simple part of life granted. We have SO MANY choices. Many of us have easy access in our kitchens to water, we swim in it, we shower, we take soothing baths, we cook with it, we are able to pick a bottle of water bottled from sources in France for a few quarters. Water is a life source and most of us have yet to know a few hours without easy access to clean, filtered water. Yet, millions of children around the world don't live to see their fifth birthday because they don't have access to clean, safe drinking water.

WE can help change this.

My goal is to raise 1,000$ for charity:water's effort to give human beings access to clean water. EVERY SINGLE PENNY of the money we raise will directly fund clean water projects in developing countries. Even better, charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 21 months). That means we'll know the locations and names of the communities we helped.

In honor of my birthday, I am making a humble request, only if you are able, to donate whatever you can to help me reach my birthday wish goal. Every penny counts.

Margaret Mead once said " Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

Thank you for reading this. I appreciate you all. Love and love only.

$335Raised

  • 11 people will get clean water
  • 0 days left to donate
33%
$1,000

This campaign closed on Sep 30, 2015 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:
Mom and Dad Downs$50
Tessa Downs$50
Tessa Downs$50
Alia Tahvildaran$25
Joshua Downs$25

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.

There are 748 million people in the world living without access to clean water. Let's change that!

My birthday is almost here!

Every year is a celebration of another year and a toast to a beautiful, challenging and adventurous life that I am deeply grateful for.

However, I recently had a long talk with a good friend about how often we take our lives for granted. After a discussion about water, I started looking at the ways we consume water and how I take this simple part of life granted. We have SO MANY choices. Many of us have easy access in our kitchens to water, we swim in it, we shower, we take soothing baths, we cook with it, we are able to pick a bottle of water bottled from sources in France for a few quarters. Water is a life source and most of us have yet to know a few hours without easy access to clean, filtered water. Yet, millions of children around the world don't live to see their fifth birthday because they don't have access to clean, safe drinking water.

WE can help change this.

My goal is to raise 1,000$ for charity:water's effort to give human beings access to clean water. EVERY SINGLE PENNY of the money we raise will directly fund clean water projects in developing countries. Even better, charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 21 months). That means we'll know the locations and names of the communities we helped.

In honor of my birthday, I am making a humble request, only if you are able, to donate whatever you can to help me reach my birthday wish goal. Every penny counts.

Margaret Mead once said " Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

Thank you for reading this. I appreciate you all. Love and love only.

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Updates and Comments

  • P
    PAM QUIMBY donated $10 - almost 2 years ago

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TESSA!!

  • M
    Mom and Dad Downs donated $50 - almost 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday Tessa!!

  • P
    Patris Talianis donated $25 - almost 2 years ago

    Hi Tessa! So worthwhile and wonderful a birthday wish! Here's a drop to help fill the bucket! xox

  • O
    Olivia Downs-Lang donated $25 - almost 2 years ago

    Happy birthday from the Lang family! ??

  • Tessa Downs donated $50 - almost 2 years ago

    Water=love

  • M
    Mary Talianis donated $25 - almost 2 years ago

    Digging this!

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.